Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Kreisleriana, Op. 16, is an eight-movement composition for solo piano by Schumann. Subtitled Phantasien für das Pianoforte, it was written in 1838 and dedicated to Frederic Chopin. A very dramatic work, it is considered to be one of Schumann's finest compositions. The work's is based on the character Johannes Kreisler, from the works of E.T.A. Hoffman. Mirroring the character's manic-depression -and recalling Florestan and Eusebius- each number of the work has wildly contrasting sections. Schumann used material from the eighth movement, "Schnell und spielend", for the fourth ... more

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Recording1. Äußerst bewegtFavoriteDownload
Recording2. Sehr inning und nicht zu raschFavoriteDownload
Recording3. Sehr aufgeregtFavoriteDownload
Recording4. Sehr langsamFavoriteDownload
Recording5. Sehr lebhaftFavoriteDownload
Recording6. Sehr langsamFavoriteDownload
Recording7. Sehr raschFavoriteDownload
Recording8. Schnell und spielendFavoriteDownload

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