Janáček • Schumann

Marc-André Hamelin in Schumann and Janáček


'Hamelin’s first extended exploration of Janáček’s piano music proves to be a totally compelling experience confirming Hamelin’s strong empathy for the composer. The hushed tone of the opening piece ‘Our evenings’, with its asymmetric phrase structure and ambiguous harmonies that hover apprehensively between major and minor tonalities, sets the scene for the whole cycle, one suffused with unease and growing anxiety.' Erik Levi


Janáček • Schumann

Janáček: On the Overgrown Path, Book 1; Schumann: Waldszenen; Kinderszenen

Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

Hyperion CDA68030


For a full review of this recording, pick up a copy of the July issue of BBC Music Magazine

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