Eric Himy
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Eric Himy - Homage to Schumann

"With Schumann's Symphonic Etudes, Himy revealed his true talents: a prodigious muscular power and emotional forcefulness. Under Himy's hands, the variations were rapturously emotional, a veritable tidal wave of successive and rapidly altering emotions. The listener, knowing that by 1840 Schumann was displaying obvious signs of the mental instability that would require him to spend the final years of his life under institutional care, sensed a noble mind already being wrenched apart by competing emotions."

Stephen Neal Dennis
www.allartsreview4u.com





CD
1. Arabesque in C major, Op. 18 7:52
Carnaval Op.9
  2. I. Preambule 2:24
  3. II. Pierrot 1:18
  4. III. Arlequin 0:44
  5. IV. Valse noble 1:08
  6. V. Eusebius 1:37
  7. VI. Florestan 0:52
  8. VII. Coquette 1:08
  9. VIII. Replique 0:27
  10. IX. Sphinx 0:37
  11. X. Papillons 0:43
  12. XI. A.S.C.H. - S.C.H.A. (Lettres dansantes) 0:54
  13. XII. Chiarina 1:05
  14. XIII. Chopin 1:20
  15. XIV. Estrella 0:27
  16. XV. Reconnaissance 1:37
  17. XVI. Pantalon et Colombine 0:58
  18. XVII. Valse allemande 0:55
  19. XVIII. Paganini 1:19
  20. XIX. Aveu 0:53
  21. XX. Promenade 1:52
  22. XXI. Pause 0:17
  23. XXII. Marche des "Davidsbundler" contre les Philistins 3:38
24. Schumann / Liszt - Widmung (Dedication) 3:38
25. Schumann / Liszt - Frühlingsnacht (Spring night) 2:45
Symphonic Etudes, Op.13
  26. Theme 1:23
  27. Variation I 1:16
  28. Posthumous variation I 1:18
  29. Variation II 2:28
  30. Variation III 1:20
  31. Variation IV 0:54
  32. Posthumous variation IV 0:57
  33. Variation V 2:25
  34. Variation VI 0:38
  35. Variation VII 1:08
  36. Posthumous variation II 2:34
  37. Posthumous variation V 3:03
  38. Variation VIII 1:40
  39. Variation IX 0:47
  40. Posthumous variation III 1:27
  41. Variation X 1:14
  42. Variation XI 2:47
  43. Finale 6:50
44. Traumerei Op. 15, No. 7 2:50
Total Duration: 77:38

Recorded August 10-12, 2006 at Hurstwood Farm Piano Studios
The Hurst, Crouch, Borough Green, Sevenoaks, Kent England.
Engineered by: Granville Cooper.
Music Notes: Eric Himy.
Cover Photo: Jamie Harris/ Lebrecht.
Photo of Eric Himy: Helmuth Humphrey.
Piano made available by courtesy of www.hurstwoodfarmpianos.co.uk/steingraeber.php