Thursday, October 15, 2009

Live Performances of Robert Schumann Piano Solos - Two New Classical PianoSoft Albums

This week, we're pleased to announce the release of two new PianoSoft albums containing the piano solos of Robert Schumann, as interpreted by some of today's most inspiring pianists. The Schummaniad, Volume Two contains two of Schumann's piano sonatas, while Volume Three features other assorted pieces, including his Drei Phantasiestücke and Arabesque in C Major.

Both albums feature performances captured at the 1992 Newport Music Festival. Yamaha has been the official piano of the Newport Music Festival since 1986, and many of the festival's performances have been recorded using Yamaha Disklaviers. As a result of these recordings, the performances can now be played back note for note on your instrument.

The new albums this week, are an all Schumann affair - here is a summary of what you'll find on them.

Newport Collection Vol. 2: Schumanniad '92

*Grand Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, op. 14 - Performed by Boris Beresovsky
*Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, op. 22 - Performed by Phillip Busch

Newport Collection Vol. 3: Schumanniad '92

* Arabesque in C Major, op. 18 - Performed by Nelson Padgett
* Impromptus über ein Thema von Clara Wieck, op. 5 - Performed by Eduardus Halim
* Drie Phantasiestücke, op. 111 - Performed by Thomas Hrynkiw
* Allegro in B Minor, op. 8 - Performed by Pietro De Maria

If that's too much Schumann for you, we have five more Newport Festival albums available, as well. Keep reading for a full list and descriptions >>

- Doug