Schumann: Fantasie in C; Kreisleriana; Arabeske

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COMPOSERS: Schumann
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: Fantasie in C; Kreisleriana; Arabeske
PERFORMER: Jonathan Biss (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 228 5372 (2007)

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Ignore Biss’s over-the-top blog of a booklet note, and savour instead the fine and likeable playing of a true keyboard artist at work. The C major Fantasie sings and surges to the manner born, while Kreisleriana’s switchbacking mood-shifts are brilliantly caught. Malcolm Hayes