Warner Classics / 2009

Schumann – Piano Sonata No. 1 & Fantasie in C

It’s an all-round winner of a disc, with superlative playing from both soloist and orchestra, and a recorded sound to match. Andsnes’s view of the music is fairly traditional…[his] pedalling is a shade cautious, but he plays the piece so beautifully that there are no grounds for complaint…Overall, this looks set to be a highly enjoyable journey.

BBC Music Magazine *****

Track Listing
Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 11
1. I. Un poco adagio – Allegro vivace
2. II. Aria
3. III. Scherzo a intermezzo
4. IV. Finale (Allegro un poco maestoso)

5. Schumann: Fantasie in C, Op.17: I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen
6. Schumann: Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17: II. Mäßig – Durchweg leise zu halten
7. Schumann: Fantasie in C, Op.17: III. Langsam getragen – Durchweg leise zu halten

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