R. Schumann: Piano Music
Format: COMPACT DISC
These works are all among the major solo piano works of Robert Schumann. Pianist Shang Cai has performed widely, beginning with his debut with the Toronto Symphony at the age of fifteen. He loves this music, and it clearly shows. Twenty-eight year old award-winning pianist, Sheng Cai has embraced the keyboard tradition which epitomizes the greatness of the romantic virtuoso. His performances have touched audiences and won the praise of critics on three continents. Of his Chopin 1st piano Concerto the Toronto Star headlined: "Young pianist impresses at debut" and continued "a young man with real talent... from a clear, singing tone to a subtle sense of rubato to a judicious choice of tempi... some of the same quantities embodied in Pollini's approach". Honored with a number of prizes and awards, Sheng Cai has been described as a pianist" with great confidence... gave more lucidity, color and power" by the Birmingham News.