Schumann by Mitsuko Uchida!
- Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6
- Fantasie in C major, Op. 17
Performed by Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
Mitsuko Uchida marks the Schumann bicentenary with her recordings of two of his best-loved works for solo piano – “Davidsbündlertänze” and “Fantasie”.
With this new album, we hear Mitsuko Uchida’s great skill as a Schumann interpreter: She brings to these pieces her musicality, wonderful phrasing, and great depth of feeling.
While Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze are “dances”, they are also an expression of deep feelings for his wife, Clara.
Schumann’s “Fantasie” is also a deeply introspective composition, beautifully presented to us through the wonder of Mitsuko Uchida’s pianism.
Here is what was written about Ms. Uchida in The Guardian, on 16th September 2010:
“Schumann is obviously a composer with whom she feels a special affinity, and to whose music she brings a whole suite of special qualities…She naturally inclines towards the more introspective side of Schumann rather than his ebullient, extrovert alter ego, and infuses the more lyrical parts of the cycle with warmth and expressive generosity”
Here is Mitsuko Uchida playing Schumann:
Tags: Robert Schumann, Mitsuko Uchida, Fantasie