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SCHUMANN  WALDSZENEN, Op 82



The Schumann Waldszenen (Forest Scenes) has long been one of my favorite of Schumann's words for piano.  Each is a lovely tone painting, very evocative of its title, and the ensemble is delightful, full of expressive treasures.  You will hear a wide variety of interpretations of this music.  Finding your own favorites should bring you much pleasure.

One of my favorite recordings of this lovely set of pieces is by Samuil Feinberg.  It matches my own conception prefectly and flows as I breath.  Others that I particularly like are the performance by Clara Haskil, and the ones by Wilhelm Kempff and Jörg Demus for their subtlety and clarity though I tend to prefer a slightly livlier pace.

There is a beautifully and gracefully tender performance Schumann Waldszenen by the young German pianist, Martin Helmchen, whose styyle of play is the antithesis of the typical louder-faster-bangers we so often hear today.  And the live recording by Volodos is very lovingly played as is that of Sequeira Costa with whose playing I was entirely unfamiliar.

But all are fine performances of the Schumann Waldszenen, each having much to recommend it.



WILHELM BACKHAUS
German pianist (1884 - 1969)

recorded in 1955




SAMUIL FEINBERG
Soviet Russian pianist (1890 - 1962)

recorded in 1953


1 Eintritt
2 Jager auf der Lauer
3 Einsame Blumen
4 Verrufene Stelle
5 Freudliche Landschaft



6 Herberge
7 Vogel als Prophet [The Prophet Bird]
8 Jagdlied in
9 Abschied in




CLARA HASKIL
Romanian pianist (1895 - 1960)

1 Eintritt
01:59 ➢ 2 Jager auf der Lauer
03:12 ➢ 3 Einsame Blumen
05:16 ➢ 4 Verrufene Stelle
07:42 ➢ 5 Freudliche Landschaft
08:40 ➢ 6 Herberge
10:24 ➢ 7 Vogel als Prophet [The Prophet Bird]
13:26 ➢ 8 Jagdlied
15:43 ➢ 9 Abschied

recorded in 1947




WALTER GIESEKING
French-born German pianist (1895 - 1956)

1 Eintritt
01:26 ➢ 2 Jager auf der Lauer
02:32 ➢ 3 Einsame Blumen
04:43 ➢ 4 Verrufene Stelle
08:03 ➢ 5 Freudliche Landschaft
09:09 ➢ 6 Herberge
11:47 ➢ 7 Vogel als Prophet [The Prophet Bird]
13:45 ➢ 8 Jagdlied
15:55 ➢ 9 Abschied

recorded in 1951




WILHELM KEMPFF
German pianist (1895 - 1991)

1 Eintritt
02:23 ➢ 2 Jager auf der Lauer
03:48 ➢ 3 Einsame Blumen
06:08 ➢ 4 Verrufene Stelle
09:24 ➢ 5 Freudliche Landschaft
10:50 ➢ 6 Herberge
13:08 ➢ 7 Vogel als Prophet [The Prophet Bird]
16:30 ➢ 8 Jagdlied
19:05 ➢ 9 Abschied

recorded in 1972




CLAUDIO ARRAU
Chilean pianist (1903 - 1991)

1 Eintritt
01:51 ➢ 2 Jager auf der Lauer
03:18 ➢ 3 Einsame Blumen
05:16 ➢ 4 Verrufene Stelle
08:06 ➢ 5 Freudliche Landschaft
09:21 ➢ 6 Herberge
11:23 ➢ 7 Vogel als Prophet [The Prophet Bird]
14:25 ➢ 8 Jagdlied
17:01 ➢ 9 Abschied




VLADIMIR NIELSEN
Soviet pianist (1910 - 1998)

1 Eintritt
02:00 ➢ 2 Jäger auf der Lauer
03:30 ➢ 3 Einsame Blumen
05:30 ➢ 4 Verrufene Stelle
08:05 ➢ 5 Freundliche Landschaft
09:30 ➢ 6 Herberge
11:32 ➢ 7 Vogel als Prophet
14:12 ➢ 8 Jagdlied
16:58 ➢ 9 Abschied




SVIATOSLAV RICHTER
Soviet pianist (1915 - 1997)

1 Eintritt
02:00 ➢ 2 Jager auf der Lauer
03:08 ➢ 3 Einsame Blumen
05:09 ➢ 4 Verrufene Stelle
08:26 ➢ 5 Freudliche Landschaft
09:36 ➢ 6 Herberge
11:56 ➢ 7 Vogel als Prophet [The Prophet Bird]
14:39 ➢ 8 Jagdlied
16:49 ➢ 9 Abschied

recorded in 1956




JÖRG DEMUS
Austrian pianist (b 1928)

recorded live on a Bösendorfer




JOSÉ CARLOS de SEQUEIRA COSTA
Portuguese pianists (b 1929)

recorded in 1975




JEAN-PAUL SEVILLA
Algerian-born French pianist (b 1934)

recorded live in 1979




IGOR ZHUKOV
Russian pianist (b 1936)




ELISO VIRSALADZE
Georgian pianist (b 1942)

Schumann Waldszenen, Op 82

49:55 ➢ 1 Eintritt
52:13 ➢ 2 Jäger auf der Lauer
53:15 ➢ 3 Einsame Blumen
55:37 ➢ 4 Verrufene Stelle
59:30 ➢ 5 Freundliche Landschaft
1:00:40 ➢ 6 Herberge
1:03:07 ➢ 7 Vogel als Prophet
1:06:06 ➢ 8 Jagdlied
1:08:17 ➢ 9 Abschied

[preceded by Schumann Piano Sonata 1 in F minor, Op 11 and Piano Sonata 2 in G minor, Op 22]

recorded live in 1973 and 1980




MARIA JOÃO PIRES
Portuguese pianist (b 1944)

1 Eintritt
01:44 ➢ 2 Jager auf der Lauer
03:02 ➢ 3 Einsame Blumen
04:57 ➢ 4 Verrufene Stelle
07:56 ➢ 5 Freudliche Landschaft
08:58 ➢ 6 Herberge
10:56 ➢ 7 Vogel als Prophet [The Prophet Bird]
13:57 ➢ 8 Jagdlied
16:19 ➢ 9 Abschied

recorded in 1972




CYPRIEN KATSARIS
French-Cypriot pianist (b 1951)

1 Eintritt
01:492 Jäger auf der Lauer
03:043 Einsame Blumen
04:54 ➢ 4 Verrufene Stelle
07:595 Freundliche Landschaft
09:106 Herberge
11:037 Vogel als Prophet
14:278 Jagdlied
16:439 Abschied




DEZSŐ RÁNKI
Hungarian pianist (b 1951)

Schumann Waldszenen, Op 82

[followed by Beethoven Piano Sonata 30, Op 109 and Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, Op 6]

recorded live in 2013




ARTUR PIZARRO
Portuguese pianist (b 1968)

recorded live in 2009




ARCADY VOLODOS
Russian pianist (b 1972)

recorded live




MARTIN HELMCHEN
German pianist (b 1982)

1 Eintritt
01:582 Jäger auf der Lauer
03:313 Einsame Blumen
05:454 Verrufene Stelle
09:135 Freundliche Landschaft
10:256 Herberge
12:317 Vogel als Prophet
16:128 Jagdlied
18:469 Abschied




MAYRA HERNÁNDEZ
Uruguayan pianist (b 1989)

recorded live in 2013










For those of you who enjoy murder mysteries, here is my first with a strong musical polemic as background

Murder in the House of the Muse

which is also available as an audiobook.



And this is the more recently published second mystery in the series:

Murder Follows the Muse



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