Download a movement from Schumann’s Fantasiestücke

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This week’s free download comes from Schumann’s work for solo piano Fantasiestücke, performed by Freddy Kempf.

The track we’re offering is ‘In Der Nacht’ – Schumann’s personal favourite from the eight-movement work. The booklet notes for the CD, on the BIS label, say: ‘Schumann associated it with the legend of Hero and Leander, which also inspired Liszt’s Second Ballade, and as in that work the figuration conjures up the waves of the sea.’

The disc was given four stars in BBC Music Magazine, and our critic Jessica Duchen said: ‘There is real beauty to Kempf’s sound, especially in the lyrical moments of the Fantasiestücke, and careful, intelligent voicing of the very contrapuntal Etudes Symphoniques.’

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