“If, while at the piano, you attempt to form little melodies, that is very well; but if they come into your mind of themselves, when you are not practising, you may be still more pleased; for the internal organ of music is then roused in you. The fingers must do what the head desires; not the contrary.”
Robert Schumann, Advice to Young Musicians (via thaiguy20fromla)
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Chopin - prelude in F minor.
Vladimir ashkenazy, piano.
If anyone knows of an article discussing the similarities between this piece and Schumann’s Aufschwung, please email me: fairest @ gmail.
Schumann - Fantasiestucke op.12, no. 2 - Aufschwung.
Alfred Brendel, piano.
Schumann — 5 Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102 - 4. Nicht zu rasch
Heinz Holliger - Oboe
Alfred Brendel - Piano