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  Schumann: Piano Works - Ronan O'Hora
  Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op. 12, Arabeske in C major Op. 18, Kinderszenen Op. 15, Waldszenen Op. 82

Ronan O'Hora (piano)
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  Classical - Instrumental
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Review by raffells December 2, 2005 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
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Well Ohara has hardly put a foot wrong in this type of rep so you wouldnt expect it on this disc.You would be right.This is quite a diverse set of pieces starting with the Fantasy which pieces by Schummans standard are quite dramatic followed by a delightfull Arabesque.
A beautiful start of Kinderszenen "Foreign Lands and people" is the equal of Schuberts Piano writings and so is the equally pleasant Dreaming later in the suite.The final Excerpts from Forest scenes fill 70 minutes of almost top quality Schumann works and a total bargain.
I personally am not a keen lover of his music and think the occasional pianists colouring, mannerisms or whatever you want to call it often can often add to straightlaced or uneven? piano writing.Its not needed here. I may add that his wifes Piano concerto to me is the equal of his concerto in parts.Having said all that this is another Membran Piano disc with excellent tone well recorded and as usual well played.My only comment is that if you want to nitpit a longer meatier work (Wanderer) without all the stops may have made for a slightly better disc.Dave

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Works: 4  

Robert Schumann - Arabeske in C major, Op. 18
Robert Schumann - Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
Robert Schumann - Kinderszenen, Op. 15
Robert Schumann - Waldszenen, Op. 82