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GEN 20709 3.7.2020
18.90 €

Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)  
Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49 (1841)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847)  
Fantasie in F-sharp minor, Op. 28 (1833)
Con moto agitato. Andante
Allegro con moto
Robert Schumann (1810–1856)  
Fantasie in C major, Op. 17 (1836–38)
Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen – Im Legendenton
Mäßig. Durchaus energisch
Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten
Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)  
Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. posth. 66
Allegro agitato


by Frédéric Chopin, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Robert Schumann

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The history of fantasy stretches back over centuries and dates back to the Renaissance. Almost all great composers tried their hand at this genre, each giving it a personal touch. With fantasies by Frédéric Chopin, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, and Robert Schumann, Amit Yahav presents several highlights of this musical form on his new CD. The Israeli pianist completed his doctorate in London on the subject of Chopin and chose for his CD recording, among others, the composer's posthumously published Fantaisie Impromptu Op. 66 from a manuscript with Chopin's handwriting—a worthwhile discovery!

Musicweb International
These are all demanding works and I need to say straightaway that Yahav has a superb technique which makes light of the many difficulties and does not draw attention to itself. (…) Yahav is well recorded and writes his own sleeve-note. (…) [His] recital stands up well und will give pleasure.
Rezension von Stephen Barber, August 2020