Many years ago I met pianist Vladimir Feltsman, as he was resting outdoors prior to a concert in Aspen, Colorado. I found him to be a thoughtful, expressive person, and I loved his playing of the Bach Goldberg Variations once the concert began.
Today I have for you a new recording by Mr. Feltsman which allows us to listen to music by Robert Schumann:
Vladimir Feltsman plays Schumann Piano Works
Kinderszenen, Op. 15
Arabeske in C major, Op. 18
Blumenstück, Op. 19
Kreisleriana, Op. 16
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26
Waldszenen, Op. 82
Fantasie in C major, Op. 17
Albumblatter, Op. 124
Carnaval, Op. 9
Bunte Blätter, Op. 99
Bunte Blätter, Op. 99: Stücklein
Romance in F sharp major, Op. 28 No. 2
Performed by Vladimir Feltsman (piano)
Pianist and conductor Vladimir Feltsman is one of the most versatile and constantly interesting musicians of our time. His vast repertoire encompasses music from the Baroque to 20 th-century composers. A regular guest soloist with leading symphony orchestras in the United States and abroad, he appears in the most prestigious concert series and music festivals all over the world.
Mr. Feltsman’s extensive discography has been released on the Melodiya, Sony Classical, and Nimbus labels. His discography includes eight albums of clavier works of J.S. Bach, recordings of Beethoven’s last five piano sonatas, solo piano works of Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Messiaen and Silvestrov, as well as concerti by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev.
Here is Mr. Feltsman in a performance of the wonderful Arabesque Op. 18 by Schumann: