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Schumann, Robert (Performed By Mindru Katz, Piano) / Mindru Katz Plays Robert Schumann (Scenes From Childhood Op. 15; Fantasie In C M
Album:Mindru Katz Plays Robert Schumann (Scenes From Childhood Op. 15; Fantasie In C M Collection:Classical
Artist:Schumann, Robert (Performed By Mindru Katz, Piano) Added:08/2011
Label:Cembal D'amour 

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Add Date:2011-08-14 Pull Date:2011-10-16 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:4 Sep21 Aug
Airplays:12

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 31, 2011:Halfway Classical
Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Träumeri (Dreaming) 3:41
3.Aug 15, 2011:Mixed Up Class
Schumann: Fantasie in C, op. 17
2.Aug 16, 2011:A Mind Redefined
Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Träumeri (Dreaming) 3:41

Album Review
Larry
Reviewed 2011-08-12 
Schumann, Robert (performed by Mindru Katz, piano) / Mindru Katz Plays Robert Schumann (Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15, Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17)
Label: Cembal d’amour

Larry K.
Reviewed: 2011-08-11

MINDRU KATZ: Mindru Katz Plays Robert Schumann (Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15, Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17)
Cembal d’amour 2011

Mindru Katz, a child prodigy whose playing was often compared to that of Vladimir Horowitz, defected from Romania to England and then Israel in 1959. The Romanian gov’t responded by destroying the tapes of his many recordings and radio broadcasts. He went on to perform in 40 counties, dying on stage in 1978 at age 52 while performing Beethoven’s Tempest sonata in a recital in Istanbul. Schumann’s Scenes from Childhood were composed in 1838; he selected the 13 published from 30 composed to illustrate his adult reminiscences of childhood. The titles describe the music. The first mvm’t of Schumann’s Fantasie was composed to express his distress at being separated from Clara Wieck, his future wife. The theme is taken from a Beethoven song cycle, “To the Distant Beloved.” The last two mvm’ts were composed to create a work intended to help raise funds to erect a monument to Beethoven.

1. Kinderszenen, Op. 15. About Strange Lands and Peoples 1:52
2. Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Curious Story 1:20
3. Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Blindman’s Bluff 0:34
4. Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Pleading Child 1:05
5. Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Perfectly Contented 1:33
6. Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Important Event 0:53
7. Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Träumeri (Dreaming) 3:41. The most famous of the pieces.
8. Kinderszenen, Op. 15. By the Fireside 1:22
9. Kinderszenen, Op. 15. The Knight of the Rocking Horse 0:41
10. Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Almost Too Serious
11. Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Frightening 2:15
12. Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Child Falling Asleep 2:24
13. Kinderszenen, Op. 15. The Poet Speaks 2:42
14. Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17. I. Quite Fantastic and Passionate. 4:09. Romantic melody, nebulous clouds of chords.
15. Fantasie in C Major, Op.17 II. Quite energetic. 7:55. Arpeggiated chords, then innocent tone with waltz-like rhythm. Clara described it as a “triumphal pageant of warriors returning from battle.”
16. Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17. III. Slow, Quietly throughout. 11:47. Nocturne-like, tender and reflective. Robert and Clara reunited?

Track Listing
1.Kinderszenen, Op. 15. 1. About Strange Lands And Peoples 1:52 9.Kinderszenen, Op. 15. The Knight Of The Rocking Horse 0:41
2.Kinderszenen, Op. 15. 2. Curious Story 1:20 10.Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Almost Too Serious
3.Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Blindman?S Bluff 0:34 11.Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Frightening 2:15
4.Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Pleading Child 1:05 12.Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Child Falling Asleep 2:24
5.Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Perfectly Contented 1:33 13.Kinderszenen, Op. 15. The Poet Speaks 2:42
6.Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Important Event 0:53 14.Schumann Fantasie In C Major, Op.17. I. Fantastic And Passionate. 4:09
7.Kinderszenen, Op. 15. Träumeri (Dreaming) 3:41 15.Fantasie In C Major, Op.17. Ii. Quite Energetic 7:55
8.Kinderszenen, Op. 15. By The Fireside 1:22 16.Fantasie In C Major, Op.17. Iii. Slow, Quietly Throughout 11:47