Schumann: Fantasie, Kreisleriana / Collard
Label: La Dolce Volta
During the time Robert Schumann was forcibly separated from his beloved fiancée Clara, an overflow of inspiration produced the breathtaking Fantasie in C major Op.17. The ghostly universe inhabited by E.T.A. Hoffman's fictional character Johannes Kreisler haunted the mind of the bipolar composer and inspired the Kreisleriana Op.16. Gifted with a rare inventiveness and sensitivity, Jean-Philippe Collard echoes the cries of the Schumannesque soul and opens up infinite horizons in these works.