Schumann’s fleeting ‘Arabeske’ is here coupled with two of the composer’s most passionate, autobiographical musings (‘Kreisleriana’ and ‘Fantasie’) in performances that range from quiet dignity to storminess from Wilhelm Kempff.
Kreisleriana, Op. 16
Fantasie in C major, Op. 17
Wilhelm Kempff, piano
‘precisely detailed and texturally transparent … the best of Wilhelm Kempff’s stereo Schumann recordings for DG’ 10/10 ClassicsToday.com