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Schumann: Kreisleriana Op. 16

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Robert Schumann :
Kreisleriana, Op. 16
Kreisleriana Op. 16  by Schumann piano sheet music
Key: n/a Year: 1838
Level: 8+ Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (6173 kB)

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xx Kreisleriana
July 08, 2011, 05:41:42 PM by moderatocantabile

Hi everyone

I'm almost finished learning this piece and am trying to memorise it. It seems Brahms and Schumann's compositional language is completely different from Chopin or Liszt, and the slow passages are always harder than they look. So I have a big problem with the opening theme of the second piece (Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch). It has multiple voices so the overall sound is not reliable. And the fingering is SO uncomfortable..when I follow each voice it's fine and melodic, but when they join together it fails to flow.  

anyone who has learnt the piece please give some tips! or comments on Kreisleriana in general are also welcomed. Smiley

xx Schumann's Kreisleriana quoted in... Rachmaninoff?
July 04, 2011, 11:58:50 PM by everran

I've wracked my brain over this one, but I can't put my finger on it.

Listening to Schumann's Kreisleriana movement 1, Rachmaninoff's concerto style distinctly comes to mind. In the below clip, can you make out any resemblance in 0:11 - 0:15? This little motif repeats a couple times, and it's those two high notes- that's when I hear trumpets. I've looked in Tchaikovsky and Chopin concertos too, but I'm quite sure it's Rachmaninoff.

Does anyone recognize these spinning notes in another piece? And thanks.

xx Schumann - Kreisleriana No. 7 fingering... please help.
August 22, 2010, 08:21:08 PM by sirolf


Can someone give me a usefull right hand fingering on the first 8 or so measures? (first 2 bars)
For instance I wonder wether to use 4th or 5th finger on the first high D (right afther the Eb above). I'm still playing it slowly, but I'm worried it might break my fingers when I get this wrong in the beginning.


xx Kreisleriana (1) pedaling...
April 22, 2010, 05:54:08 PM by dezfair

Does anyone have any advice on pedaling this piece? I find this to be the most confounding element in its execution...especially the middle section.

xx Video: Schumann Kreisleriana 2
July 12, 2006, 01:00:06 AM by failed

Here comes the second part..


I recorded it at the same day i recorded the first part. Actually i wanted to record it again because i made some mistakes and when it comes to ~ 3:35 i am stopping shortly because i didn't know how it goes on Wink
Well, i cannot make a new recording because i am not the owner of this camera and i had it just a few days..
And now i have to live with this...

xx Video: Schumann Kreisleriana 1
May 03, 2006, 07:18:26 PM by failed

I recorded the first piece of Schumanns Kreisleriana op.16  today.
Maybe you can say something about it.

here's the link:


...yes, i know. - there are some wrong notes Wink

second piece comes soon..

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