Carnaval op. 9, Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

Composer: Robert Schumann
Solist: Alessandra Ammara
Genre:
Label: SACD
Booklet with lyrics/libretto: no
CDs / Unit: 1
Cat-Nr.: 47755-8
Total Time: 69:22
Recording Date: 8. -10. March 2010
Technology: Hybrid: 5+1 surround and stereo high resolution (DSD technique) + stereo CD layer
Release Date: 14.07.2010

Description

"You haven't looked deeply enough into the Davidsbündlertänze. I think they are completely different from Carnaval. They are like faces to the masks."

These are the words that Robert Schumann wrote to Clara Wieck in 1838, regarding the two collective works offered on this CD. The choice to present Carnaval and Davidsbündlertänze together is all the more fitting and stimulating because it offers us the chance to explore the complex world of Schumann by observing it from two different and complementary points of view. The two works, in fact, offer each other mutual sustenance and can be considered to represent a clear manifesto of Schumann’s art.

Don’t miss this wonderful recording with the excellent pianist Alessandra Ammara. She has already drawn the attention of the musical world and had already two publications presented by ARTS. We are glad to introduce you this distinguished creation with 24bit/96kHz multichannel sound on a Hybrid SACD.

Table of WAV Tracks

No. Tracktitle Tracktime Price put into basket  
Disc 1
1
1. Préambule

Quasi maestoso

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

02.20 2,50 €
2
2. Pierrot

Moderato

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

02.02 2,50 €
3
3. Arlequin

Vivo

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

01.07 2,50 €
4
4. Valse noble

Un poco maestoso

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

02.01 2,50 €
5
5. Eusebius

Adagio

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

01.36 2,50 €
6
6. Florestan

Passionato

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

01.05 2,50 €
7
7. Coquette

Vivo

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

01.43 2,50 €
8
8. Réplique

L’istesso tempo

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

01.00 2,50 €
9
9. Papillons

Prestissimo

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

00.45 2,50 €
10
10. A.S.C.H. - S.C.H.A: Lettres Dansantes

Presto

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

00.56 2,50 €
11
11. Chiarina

Passionato

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

01.36 2,50 €
12
12. Chopin

Agitato

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

01.11 2,50 €
13
13. Estrella

affetto

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

00.32 2,50 €
14
14. Reconnaissance

Animato

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

01.40 2,50 €
15
15. Pantalon et Colombine

Presto

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

01.11 2,50 €
16
16. Valse Allemande

Molto vivace

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

00.57 2,50 €
17
17. Paganini

Intermezzo Presto

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

01.27 2,50 €
18
18. Aveu

Passionato

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

01.20 2,50 €
19
19. Promenade

Comodo

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

02.22 2,50 €
20
20. Pause

Vivo

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

00.19 2,50 €
21
21. Marche des “Davidsbündler” contre les Philistins

Non allegro

Carnaval op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes (1834-35)

03.57 2,50 €
22
I - Lebhaft

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

01.52 2,50 €
23
II - Innig

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

01.49 2,50 €
24
III - Etwas hahnbüchen - Mit Humor

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

01.33 2,50 €
25
IV - Ungeduldig

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

00.51 2,50 €
26
V - Einfach

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

02.12 2,50 €
27
VI - Sehr rasch

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

01.52 2,50 €
28
VII - Nicht schnell

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

04.50 2,50 €
29
VIII - Frisch

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

00.59 2,50 €
30
IX - Lebhaft

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

01.36 2,50 €
31
X - Balladenmäßig Sehr rasch

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

01.49 2,50 €
32
XI - Einfach

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

01.60 2,50 €
33
XII - Mit Humor

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

00.44 2,50 €
34
XIII - Wild und lustig

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

03.04 2,50 €
35
XIV - Zart und singend

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

02.40 2,50 €
36
XV - Frisch

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

02.05 2,50 €
37
XVI - Mit Humor

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

01.44 2,50 €
38
XVII - Wie Aus Der Ferne

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

03.58 2,50 €
39
XVIII- Nicht Schnell

Davidsbündlertänze op. 6

02.28 2,50 €

Reviews:

Audiophile Audition (01.12.2011)


Best of the Year Discs for 2011.

American Record Guide (01.10.2011)


This Carnaval will make you smile, admire, and wonder that something new to say about an old brew is still possible. As with Ammara's recording of Chopin's Ballads, her Schumann playing is really something special - somethng to make one sit up and take notice.

No matter how many performances you already might have of these works, the special treasures you will find here are of unique value. The notes are perceptive, and the sound beyond reproach. Dare I ask for more Schumann? (Becker)

Audiophile Audition (08.06.2011)


A wonderful performance of Davidsbündlertänze in big robust surround sound. It's a lovely performance, as is the whole of her [Alessandra Ammara's] rendition of Davidsbündlertänze. Very much recommended! (Lee Passarella)

MusicWeb International (02.11.2010)


Recording of the Month

"Much impressed by Alessandra Ammara’s recording of Giacinto Scelsi’s Preludes, I was more than enthusiastic about hearing her tackle these ‘essence of Romanticism’ masterpieces.
Given state of the art sound with an excellent piano recording, every nuance of Ammara’s performance is held up for close scrutiny, and to my ears she comes up trumps with just about every aspect of Carnaval. (...) Ammara’s touch makes the notes rounded and small, almost reluctant to leave the soundboard of the piano. (...)

This is a performance which leaves no stone unturned, and which grips from beginning to end, and I am full of admiration for Ammara’s craft in achieving this. (...) To my mind this recording is something rather special. There are magical moments all over the place, and the richness of variety in colour, breathtaking sonorities and breadth of expression which Alessandra Ammara brings from a bunch of hammers and metal strings stretched over a plank of wood is something which remains eternally fascinating. (...)

If I don’t choose this as one of my discs of the year, put it down to administrative error."

"Eternally fascinating and really rather special. "                              (Dominy Clements)

MusicWeb International (21.10.2010)


(...) this release is to be celebrated. In terms of the interpretation, level-headed Schumann is a welcome change from some of the more emotionally charged offerings out there. It's probably not how the composer himself would have played this music, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. (Gavin Dixon)

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