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Schumann Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra

Konzertsatz for Piano and Orchestra in D minor

Theme and Variations for Piano on the name ABEGG, Op. 1(Version for piano and orchestra)

Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54

Introduction and Allegro appassionato for Piano and Orchestra in G major, Op. 92

Concert-Allegro with Introduction in D minor, Op. 134 by Robert Schumann

Florian Uhlig (Piano) Deutsche Radio Philharmonie/Christoph Poppen


hänssler CLASSIC 93.264

An important scholarly release which puts in context one of the very best recorded accounts of Schumann's piano concerto. The biographical notes go beyond the usual exhaustive CV and tell us about this young musician's "curiosity for all facets of music", leading him to record several associated works of great interest and worth.

Only after listening with growing admiration (he is partnered superbly by a fine German radio orchestra and its conductor) to this oeuvre have I discovered that it is part of a larger project to include also all the solo piano works in an anticipated 14 volumes.

I look forward to catching up with the first of them which has two such Schumann “discoveries” disinterred in 2009 – the discarded Prestissimo possibly from the F minor Sonata, and a Romance in F minor.

Recommended with the greatest confidence even to those who have several recordings of the concerto already.

Peter Grahame Woolf