For Clara

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Label: AUDITE
Catalog: AUD20050
Format: COMPACT DISC

Oh-Havenith, Jimin

With this recording, audite is launching an initial three-CD series with Jimin Oh-Havenith. In it, the pianist presents her personal view of Robert Schumann, whose contribution to Romantic piano music is unparalleled, especially through the series of masterpieces written between 1830 and 1839. The First Sonata in F-sharp Minor op. 11 and the Fantasy op. 17 are part of Schumann's exploration of the classical sonata form, especially that of Beethoven and Schubert. Due to their poetic and autobiographical-programmatic charge in combination with a novel, strongly contrapuntal pianistic virtuosity, they are still among the most demanding piano works of the Romantic period, but also unreservedly loved by performers and listeners. Jimin Oh-Havenith's playing, as powerful as it is tonally nuanced, does special justice to the unique richness of this music.

Price: $29.98