2017/05/29

Schubert/Wanderer-Fantasie, Schumann/Fantasie (Pollini, 1973)

Includes two piano solo works (fantasies) of the Romantic, the Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras, Franz Schubert's "Wandererfantasie" (Wanderer Fantasy) Op.15 and the German Romantic composer, Robert Schumann's "Fantasie" Op.17 (Deutsche Grammophon). Schubert's "Wandererfantasie" is a free-form fantasy of four movements in sonata style. A magnificent and technical piece featuring lots of arpeggios. Its second movement has a quotation from the theme of his Lied "Der Wanderer". Schumann's "Fantasie" is one of his greatest works for piano solo. A splendid and passionate filled with romanticism. A theme of Beethoven's song cycle "An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved)" is quoted in the coda of the first movement. The crystal-clear performances by Maurizio Pollini.

Schubert/Wanderer-Fantasie, Schumann/Fantasie