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Mozart & Schumann: Fantaisies

Piotr Anderszewski, piano
Item #: D79069
Format: CD & DVD
Pages/Publication Date: 79 / 2017
Publisher: Warner Classics
ISBN: 190295888558
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A past winner of the Choc du Monde de la Musique and the Echo Klassik award—and with a previous disc of Robert Schumann's music earning him the BBC's 2012 Recording of the Year Award—Piotr Anderszewski returns to the German master's piano works here with the youthful Fantasy in C Major, op. 17, and from 1854, the Theme with Variations in E-flat Major (Geistervariationen ["Ghost Variations"]), which Schumann believed had been dictated to him by spirits. Also included here are W.A. Mozart's Fantasia in C Minor, K. 475, and the Piano Sonata no. 14 in C Minor, K. 457. Finding a kinship between the two composers, Anderszewski notes "an unobstructed directness to their music, in which the purity of intention remains intact." Here too is a bonus DVD containing the documentary Warsaw Is My Name, a portrait of the Polish pianist.

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