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Schumann: Symphonic Etudes Op. 13 in C-sharp Minor

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Robert Schumann :
Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
Symphonic Etudes Op. 13  in C-sharp Minor by Schumann piano sheet music
Key: C-sharp Minor Year: -
Level: 8+ Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (5607 kB)

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xx Schumann Symphonic etudes
March 25, 2010, 12:37:17 PM by pianisten1989

This is only The Theme and 3 variations. I'll record the rest later on.

This is probably the most difficult piece I've ever played, so be nice! ;P

I'm supposed to play atleast parts of it on a short festival here in sweden in like 2 month, so tell me what you think Smiley

xx Schumann Symphonic Etudes.
August 10, 2009, 12:23:04 AM by argerichfan

Wow, I just heard Hamelin's recording. Splendid!  His recording does not incorporate the posthumous etudes, and I feel the work is so much tighter without them.  Schumann's final thoughts were IMO correct. 

Well of course those extra etudes (variations, really) are glorious, but Schumann never made things easy.  For years pianists have tried to find a way to incorporate those extra thoughts, but I've never heard a convincing solution.  Generally I've found that the addition of the extra etudes simply ruin Schumann's architecture, and worse, the piece simply becomes too long to sustain interest.  Kissin's recording is a great example of that.

No win situation, alas.  I played this piece on my final recital as a pianist (without the extra variations) and it still remains for me one of Schumann's most glorious piano works.  Our good mate Thal won't agree, but of course he has not played it, not that it is any concern to him. 

Yet Schumann has his share of 'bombs', the 1st symphony ('Spring') is one of the most utterly tedious and uninteresting pieces of music I've ever heard, the last movement in particular being a total waste.

Funnily, driving in the car this afternoon I heard Schubert's 2nd symphony.  I enjoyed every moment of it, great stuff, far superior to any Schumann symphony.   


xx Schumann symphonic etude no.4
August 05, 2009, 09:33:21 PM by weissenberg2

whats it a study in?

xx Schumann-Symphonic Etudes op 13
July 04, 2009, 06:07:19 PM by oreno

An Home-made recording


xx Schumann Symphonic Etudes Var. II (Andante) - too difficult for me?
October 06, 2008, 10:01:59 PM by oszillodrom


I have just started learning Schumann' Symphonic Etude Var. II (Andante), and it seems a bit overwhelming at the moment. I'm a late-ish starter at the piano: I'm 26 now, I have been playing the piano on and off for several years, before that I played violin and drums. Smiley

The last two pieces I've been playing were Debussy's Prelude from the Suite Bergamasque and Chopin's Prelude op. 28 nr.15. I played both of them at my teacher's recital and was actually very pleased with them.

The thing is, I'm told I have pretty good musical understanding and expression, but my technique is not that great.

So I'd ask your advice if you guys think the Etude is still too soon for me or if it's doable (it's quite short anyway)?


xx R. Schumann: Symphonic Etudes op. 13
August 08, 2007, 11:11:28 PM by prongated

From a recent competition. Needless to say, I didn't win it Wink was performed with repeats, but I edited them out. It's on one of the 3 brand new Steinway D's that arrive in NSW/ACT, Australia earlier this year Grin

xx Schumann Symphonic Etudes
October 21, 2006, 01:28:32 AM by minnielala2

Is anyone working on this? Does anyone have any tips for technique with this monumental piece? I am trying to learn it but it is twice as hard for me because I have small hands.

xx Re: Music that has brought tears to your eyes
September 19, 2006, 05:33:20 PM by pianistimo

instead of crying i start sitting more and more forward.  i was listening to electrafingers recording of schumann's symphonic etudes and kept sitting closer and closer.

xx Schumann: Etudes Symphoniques Op. 13
September 15, 2006, 07:33:16 PM by electrafingers

Hi everyone,

Here's a new recording of me playing Schumann's Etudes Symphoniques. You are welcome to share your thoughts and comments.


xx Schumann Symphonic Etudes Var. IX
June 24, 2006, 05:06:02 PM by xsoloistss

Comments and suggestions please!  Having trouble with some of the rhythms in areas.  Also, is this tempo too slow? 

wink Schumann: Etudes Symphoniques Op. 13
June 17, 2005, 08:21:57 AM by electrafingers

It was recorded in the same concert I played Ondine and Scarbo. I'll be glad to get comments.


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