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Schumann: Papillons Op. 2, Arabessque Op.18, Humoresque Op. 20

Artists: András Schiff (piano)

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£7.99 (plus p+p)

Originally recorded for Denon in 1986, this is now available on CD for the first time in 15 years and presents highly acclaimed performances from one of the world’s leading pianists, Andras Schiff.

This is the only available Schiff recording of Papillons Op. 2 and this CD also includes a recording of Haydn’s Piano Sonata in C minor, No. 36 Hob. XVI-20.


Track List:

  1. Schumann: Papillons Op. 2
  2. Schumann: 2. Arabesque in C major, Op. 18
  3. Schumann: 3. Humoresque in B flat major, Op. 20
  4. Haydyn: Haydn: Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI-20 - Moderato
  5. Haydyn: Haydn: Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI-20 - Andante con moto
  6. Haydyn: Haydn: Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI-20 - Finale; Allegro

    Total time: 71’ 10’

    "The great depth and breadth of Schiff's interpretative armoury is already evident in these fine recorings. The Schumann is wonderfully sensitive, while the Haydn projects elegance and an imaginative use of tone colour. Performance ***** Sound ***"
    BBC Music Magazine, October 2010

    ‘His playing is truthful and sympathetic……….Schiff captures Schumann’s mercurial mood changes without drawing attention to an interpreter at work’.
    (Of the Schumann recordings) Gramophone

    ‘Schiff makes all these sonatas sound even more attractive than you remembered them being'. 'Schiff is as polished as you could wish in the scintillating rondos……. but I cannot recall anyone else with the delicacy of touch and understanding that he brings to the other movements'. (Of the Haydn recordings) Gramophone

‘Schiff plays with an extraordinary refinement and delicacy; he is resourceful and highly imaginative in his use of tone colour; his phrasing and articulation are a constant source of pleasure. Superb in every way and beautifully recorded too.’
(Of the Haydn recording) Penguin Guide