Abegg-Variationen, Op. 1: Finale alla Fantasia – Vivace
From Robert Schumann: Variationen & Fantasiestucke / Andreas Staier (2014)
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Schumann: Abegg-Variationen, Op. 1: Finale alla Fantasia – Vivace
This third volume of Andreas Staier’s series devoted to the piano music of Robert Schumann begins with his first published composition, the ‘Abegg’ Variations op.1, and ends with his very last work, posthumously published ‘Geistervariationen’. The road he travelled between the two works was a long one, yet this programme also brings out the consistency of the poetic urge that gives Schumann’s music its matchless powers of evocation.