Schumann – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Merseyside Symphony Orchestra
This unique and exclusive Deluxe download includes the following free bonus items:
– The free complete full 1948 version album of Schumann – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 by Philharmonia Orchestra, Conducted by Herbert von Karajan. Piano by Dinu Lipatti, recorded 9th April 1948.
– The complete full music score edited by Clara Schumann (1819-1896). Published by Robert Schumanns Werke, Serie III: Concerte und Concertstücke für Orchester
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1883. Plate R.S. 16.
Reprinted: New York: M. Baron Co., n.d. (ca.1940). Catalog M.B. 249.
– The full size 1920 x 1080 unedited cover artwork, without titles.
– 43 page booklet with notes about Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan, Dinu Lipatti, Robert Schumann and Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54.
Robert Schumann completed his Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 in 1845. It was premiered by Clara Schumann the following year, with an orchestra conducted by Ferdinand Hiller, the work’s dedicatee.
This work, which actually started as a Fantasie, was the only piano concert Schumman completed, as his previous attempts at the genre had been frustrated. Clara urged him to expand the Fantasie and he added more movements, thus completing the work.
After this concerto, Schumann wrote two other pieces for piano and orchestra: the Introduction and Allegro Appassionato, Op. 92, and the Introduction and Allegro Concertante, Op. 134.
The concerto is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings, and a piano. The piece, as marked in the score, is in three movements, even though there is no break between the last two, and Schumman actually preferred that the movements be listed as only two in concert programs.
Cat No: NM 1023
released April 2, 2018