März 07
International Piano
  • Double CD Schumann (Claves Records)


Having been impressed by Cédric Pescia´s 2004 debut release of Bach´s Goldberg Variations, I was fascinated to see what he would make of the arch-Romantic Schumann (…) I was lost in admiration at playing of such imperious command and natural feeling for Schumann´s elusive idiom. The little chromatically rippling asides that litter his music are sensitively handled, and whenever Schumann turns introspective Pescia is totally in his element. Unlike Kinderszenen, op. 68 really is « for the young », and I doubt whether its special atmosphere has ever been so successfully captured on disc as here. Highly recommended.

John Kersey