Arthur Rubinstein’s 82 years before the public comprised one of the longest and most fulfilling piano careers in history. 83 schumann – carnaval, fantasiestücke ~ rubinstein CD 84 tchaikovsky – piano concerto no. 1 ~ rubinstein, boston symphony orchestra, leinsdorf CD 85 mozart – piano concerto no. 20, haydn – andante & variations ~ rubinstein, wallenstein CD 86 mozart – piano concerto no. 17, schubert – impromptus D 899/3-4 ~ rubinstein, wallenstein CD 87 chopin – waltzes nos.
Arthur Rubinstein at home with Schumann's more extroverted, less neurotic works. This is understandable, especially when one considers that Rubinstein's mentor, Joseph Joachim, was a close associate of Johannes Brahms, who was in turn a close friend of both Robert and Clara Schumann. Carnaval, Op. 9 was particularly close to Rubinstein's heart. The Carnaval in hands of Michelangeli, Moravec and Kempff constitute better options. But integrally, this album is a worthy to collect album for those who want to get the essential facets of Robert Schumann. 5 people found this helpful.
Robert Schumann's Fantasiestücke, Op. 12, is a set of eight pieces for piano, written in 1837. The title was inspired by the 1814–15 collection of novellas, essays, treatises, letters, and writings about music, Fantasiestücke in Callots Manier (which also included the complete Kreisleriana, another source of inspiration for Schumann) by one of his favourite authors, E. T. A. Hoffmann.