Ruth Slenczynska Schumann : Carnival-Kinderszenen-Sonata #2

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4 Schumann : Carnaval : Valse Noble 02:06 $1.49 Buy
5 Schumann : Carnaval : Eusebius 01:35 $1.49 Buy
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7 Schumann : Carnaval : Coquette 01:07 $1.49 Buy
8 Schumann : Carnaval : Replique 00:30 $1.49 Buy
9 Schumann : Carnaval : Papillons 00:57 $1.49 Buy
10 Schumann : Carnaval : A.S.C.H.-S.C.H.A. 01:02 $1.49 Buy
11 Schumann : Carnaval : Chiarina 01:23 $1.49 Buy
12 Schumann : Carnaval : Chopin 01:41 $1.49 Buy
13 Schumann : Carnaval : Estrella 00:34 $1.49 Buy
14 Schumann : Carnaval : Reconnaissance 01:52 $1.49 Buy
15 Schumann : Carnaval : Pantalon Et Colombine 01:01 $1.49 Buy
16 Schumann : Carnaval : Valse Allemande 01:07 $1.49 Buy
17 Schumann : Carnaval : Paganini 01:34 $1.49 Buy
18 Schumann : Carnaval : Aveu 01:19 $1.49 Buy
19 Schumann : Carnaval : Promenade 02:53 $1.49 Buy
20 Schumann : Carnaval : Pause 00:23 $1.49 Buy
21 Schumann : Carnaval : Marche Des 04:00 $1.49 Buy
22 Schumann : Kinderszenen : Vom Fremden Landern Und Menschen 02:02 $1.49 Buy
23 Schumann : Kinderszenen : Kuriose Geschichte 01:12 $1.49 Buy
24 Schumann : Kinderszenen : Hasche-Mann 00:38 $1.49 Buy
25 Schumann : Kinderszenen : Bittendes Kind 01:05 $1.49 Buy
26 Schumann : Kinderszenen : Gluckes Genug 01:14 $1.49 Buy
27 Schumann : Kinderszenen : Wichtige Begebenheit 00:54 $1.49 Buy
28 Schumann : Kinderszenen : Traumerei 02:45 $1.49 Buy
29 Schumann : Kinderszenen : Am Kamin 01:05 $1.49 Buy
30 Schumann : Kinderszenen : Ritter Vom Steckenpferd 00:45 $1.49 Buy
31 Schumann : Kinderszenen : Fast Zu Ernst 01:56 $1.49 Buy
32 Schumann : Kinderszenen : Furchtenmachen 01:15 $1.49 Buy
33 Schumann : Kinderszenen : Kind Im Einschlummern 02:07 $1.49 Buy
34 Schumann : Kinderszenen : Der Dichter Spricht 02:20 $1.49 Buy
35 Schumann : Sonata #2 In G Minor Op 22 : 1. So Rasch Wie Moglich 07:27 44.1/16 Album only
36 Schumann : Sonata #2 In G Minor Op 22 : 2. Andantine 03:56 $1.49 Buy
37 Schumann : Sonata #2 In G Minor Op 22 : 3. Scherzo: Sehr Rasch Und Markeirt 01:53 $1.49 Buy
38 Schumann : Sonata #2 In G Minor Op 22 : 4. Rondo: Presto 06:00 $1.49 Buy

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"She knows what she is doing every minute of the time. It is amazing!" -- Josef Hofmann after hearing Ruth Slenczynska in her New York debut at Town Hall, 1933.

A legendary pianist and virtuosa, Ruth Slenczynska is celebrating her 75th birthday with this release of her first studio recordings in over two decades. This is Ms. Slencznska's first and only Schumann recording. She studied with the greatest pianists of the 20th century, including Egon Petri, Artur Schnabel, Alfred Cortot and Sergei Rachmaninov. Her interpretations of Schumann's piano works show her masterful phrasing and pacing, impeccable musical taste, along with her golden singing tone. This is truly a recording in the grand pianistic tradition!"

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"Ruth Slenczynska is a former child prodigy whose adult career often had her barnstorming across the US with the Boston Pops as well as hopping between South Africa and Vienna with near-daily concerts. Slenczynska's fingers probably have more mileage on them than any major pianist since Arthur Rubinstein. As of this recording in 1999, this mileage is apparent in the best possible ways. At age 75, the bright, crystalline clarity of her sonority seems to have even more substance, particularly as caught in this straightforward acoustic. She maintains a remarkable smoothness of line that makes her performances immediately identifiable, along with a fiercely chiseled quality that dares you to think the music should be played any differently. Tiny rubatos are everywhere throughout this disc, often within a given phrase; the effect is of a fresh variation to every thematic restatement, whether in the wonder-filled simplicity of Kinderszenen's opening movement or in the climax of the first movement of Piano Sonata No.2, in which her phrasing delivers great cumulative energy. Especially happy meetings of wisdom and fingers are heard in the 'The Knight of the Hobby-Horse' movement of Kinderszenen, in which the notes splash out in waves with seemingly spontaneous force, underscored by that elemental Slenczynska bass, which seems to rise from the bowels of the earth. This disc is a treasure." - Stereophile