Robert Schumann is viewed as the embodiment of the ideal Romantic period composer. These two works – one of short vignettes tied together through a central creative theme, and the other – an expansive and elaborate sonata, were composed by age 25! Neither of these works are much performed today, but they represent the emerging essence of this mastermind composer.
Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 [18 Variations]
Grand Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 11
- Introduzione: Un poco Adagio – Allegro vivace
- Scherzo: Allegrissimo – intermezzo: Lento
- Finale: Allegro, un poco maestoso
Includes 14 pages of liner notes (in English and French) written by Anton Kuerti. Recorded in Toronto 1990, 1991.