Schumann: Fantasie, Op. 17; Kreisleriana, Op. 16; Kinderszenen, Op. 15
Marc Ponthus, piano
Pianist Marc Ponthus's new recording for Bridge Records consists of three of Robert Schumann's key masterpieces: Kinderszenen, op. 15, Kreisleriana, op. 16, and Fantasie in C, op. 17. Ponthus's last recording for Bridge was the “Complete Music for Piano” (BRIDGE 9456A/B) of the late Pierre Boulez. Ponthus's Boulez recording received glowing reviews, and was Gramophone magazine's “Editor's Choice”.
"This disc of three contemporaneous Schumann works played by Marc Ponthus is revelatory. Ponthus here offers technical brilliance with exquisite control of dynamics, voicing and pedalling.” - theWholeNote
“French pianist Marc Ponthus is very much a thinking man’s pianist with a feeling man’s taste. Even the almost overly-familiar Träumerei, which is often played out of context as one of the favorite encore-pieces on the planet, finds its own proper place and perspective in Ponthus’ sensitive interpretation.” - Atlanta Audio Club
Fantasie, Op. 17
Kreisleriana, Op. 16
Kinderszenen, Op. 15