Bernd Glemser is one of Naxos' reliable workhorse pianists who gives a solid performance of Schumann's Symphonic Etudes and the Phantasie, Op. 17, on this disc. Glemser doesn't just sit down and play what's written.
CD: 1 Tracks: 21 Length: 1:12:17. CD 1. Robert Alexander Schumann Composer. Symphonische Etüden, O. 3 (1st version) Work. 19. 1. urchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen.
Album · 2004 · 21 Songs. Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13: II. Etude I: Un poco piu vivo. 3. 13: III. Anhang Variation I. 1:38. 4. 13: IV. Etude II: Espressivo. 5. 13: V. Etude III: Vivace. Phantasie in C major, Op. 17: III. Langsam getragen (durchweg leise zu halten).
Exclusive Prime pricing. The thing that grabs me most about this CD by German pianist Bernd Glemser of two of Schumann's greatest works - the Symphonic Études and the Fantasy in C - is the last band on the disc, the third movement of the Fantasy. Here Glemser gets deep into the keys, coaxes a gorgeous tone out of the piano, and plays poetically to the very end. This movement, a slow one after two faster ones, always comes as a shock to the uninitiated, and yet it is the only possible conclusion to what is probably Schumann's greatest solo piano work. And such poetry it conveys.
The Fantasie in C major, Op. 17, was written by Robert Schumann in 1836. It was revised prior to publication in 1839, when it was dedicated to Franz Liszt. It is generally described as one of Schumann's greatest works for solo piano, and is one of the central works of the early Romantic period. It is often called by the Italian version, Fantasia; the word "Fantasie" is the German spelling. The Fantasie is in loose sonata form.
Like Arrau and Richter, Bernd Glemser is a completist, so to speak. Whereas Richter and Ashkenazy (in his first recording of the work) group the posthumous variations together, Glemser places them separately and effectively within the text. He intones the theme in broad, brooding arcs that radically contrast with his brisk and bouncy treatment of Etude I’s dotted rhythms. While Glemser’s somewhat fidgety response to Etude II’s espressivo directive creates bumps in the melodic road, Etude III’s left-hand cantabile and darting right-hand figurations are beautifully controlled. 13: Richter (Olympia), Schiff (Teldec), Op. 17: Fiorentino (APR). ROBERT SCHUMANN - Symphonic Etudes Op. 13; Fantasy in C major Op. 17. Bernd Glemser (piano).
Studi sinfonici; Symphonic Studies; Études symphoniques; 交響的練習曲; Estudos Sinfônicos; Симфонічні етюди; Симфонические этюды; Sinfonische Etüden. tudes symphoniques, Op. 13; Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13. Authorities. Opus/Catalogue NumberOp.
Bernd Glemser (born 1962, Dürbheim) is a German pianist. A student of Vitaly Margulis, in 1989 he became Germany's youngest piano professor at Saarbrücken's Musikochschule. He has recorded major pieces by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Schumann, Scriabin, and Tchaikovsky. In 2003 Glemser was decorated with the. His recording of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 was featured in Spider-Man 3 (2007).
|Symphonic Etudes ("Etudes in the form of variations") for piano (2 versions), Op. 13|
|1||Thema: Andante||Bernd Glemser||1:39|
|2||Etude 1: Un poco più vivo||Bernd Glemser||1:14|
|3||Anhang Variation 1||Bernd Glemser||1:38|
|4||Etude 2: Espressivo||Bernd Glemser||3:38|
|5||Etude 3: Vivace||Bernd Glemser||1:14|
|6||Etude 4||Bernd Glemser||0:58|
|7||Etude 5: Scherzando||Bernd Glemser||1:24|
|8||Anhang Variation 4||Bernd Glemser||3:34|
|9||Etude 6: Agitato||Bernd Glemser||0:48|
|10||Etude 7: Allegro molto||Bernd Glemser||1:11|
|11||Anhang Variation 3||Bernd Glemser||1:33|
|12||Anhang Variation 2||Bernd Glemser||2:33|
|13||Etude 8: Sempre marcatissimo||Bernd Glemser||2:50|
|14||Etude 9: Presto possibile||Bernd Glemser||0:39|
|15||Anhang Variation 5||Bernd Glemser||3:19|
|16||Etude 10: Sempre con energia||Bernd Glemser||1:18|
|17||Etude 11: Con espressione||Bernd Glemser||3:04|
|18||Etude 12: Allegro brillante (Finale)||Bernd Glemser||6:30|
|Fantasie (Obolen auf Beethovens Monument) for piano in C major, Op. 17|
|19||Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen||Bernd Glemser||14:09|
|20||Mässig. Durchaus energisch||Bernd Glemser||8:03|
|21||Langsam getragen (durchweg leise zu halten)||Bernd Glemser||10:48|
CreditsKeith Anderson - Liner Notes
Bernd Glemser - Piano, Primary Artist
Wolfgang Muller - Engineer, Producer
Karl Scheuring - Cover Photo