A Tribute to Bach : selected pieces from Kinderszenen, Waldscenen, Für die Jugend, etc.)
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For Schumann, Bach was the supreme benchmark. He saw in his great predecessor not merely a genius of the past, but a vital source for his art, and sought both inspiration and psychological stability in Bach’s music. Schumann paid tribute to his mentor in many different ways: writing chorales and fugues like Bach, borrowing his themes, or playing on the four notes which form his name, B-A-C-H. This programme, recorded on an Érard piano with an ideal timbre, is played by a passionate admirer of these two masters of the keyboard.
Andreas Staier plays an Érard piano, Paris, 1837.