Lise’s Schumann

  Lise de la Salle plays Schumann.

At the age of 14, Lise de la Salle was able to point to her first recording (Ravel, Rachmaninov).

In 2004, her second album (Bach, Liszt) was named CD of the Month by Gramophone.

This was followed in 2007 by a third CD, the First Concertos of Shostakovich, Liszt, and Prokofiev with Lawrence Foster and the Gulbenkian Orchestra, which won the same distinction in Gramophone.

In 2008 came a double album of Mozart and Prokofiev featuring a DVD, which was named Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine Choice.

The year 2010 saw the release of a Chopin recording, featuring the Second Concerto with the Dresden Staatskapelle under Fabio Luisi and the four Ballades.

On this CD we get to listen to her perform the following: Schumann:

Performed by Lise de la Salle, piano.

Ms. de la Salle says:

“I’ve always listened to a lot of Schumann. He fascinated me when I was a little girl of six or seven. I’ve always been attracted by the manic side of him, his very individual ‘touch’, and I’ve always loved surrendering myself to his music…”

Here is Lise de la Salle performing the Schumann “Kinderszenen Op. 15”, XIII. ‘Der Dichter spricht’:  




And here she is in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2: