Schumann, at the piano-pédalier
Roberto Prosseda, piano-pédalier
Robert Schumann: 4 Skizzen für den Pedalflügel Op. 58
In 1844, Robert Schumann had commenced an in-depth study of Bach’s works. One year later he obtained a piano pédalier (pedal piano) and, fascinated by the instrument’s possibilities, composed a large number of works for it, including these Four Sketches Op. 58, which are clearly inspired by Bach.
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