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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Music recordings

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Recording 1. Äußerst bewegt Download
Recording 2. Sehr inning und nicht zu rasch Download
Recording 3. Sehr aufgeregt Download
Recording 4. Sehr langsam Download
Recording 5. Sehr lebhaft Download
Recording 6. Sehr langsam Download
Recording 7. Sehr rasch Download
Recording 8. Schnell und spielend Download



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