Piano Forum



New Feature: Live Streamed Piano Recitals
With music venues on lock down across the world and many of us spending a lot more time at home, we can now enjoy the growing supply of concerts via live stream to watch from home on our TV, computer or smartphone. Piano Street has launced a new feature to help you keep track of upcoming livestreamed piano events. Watch the new ticker on our homepage! Read more >>

Topic: First Schumann piece  (Read 260 times)

Offline babooshka

  • PS Silver Member
  • Newbie
  • ***
  • Posts: 1
First Schumann piece
on: April 16, 2023, 08:41:42 PM
Hi everyone :)

Iíve been playing classical piano for a while now but have somehow never played any Schumann. What would you recommend as a first piece(s) to help me get familiar with him before I get into the larger works? My current rep includes Beethoven sonata op.2/3 and the Prokofiev Toccata just to give an idea of my level.

Thanks
Robert Schumann:
- Top pieces & piano scores to download
- Biography & quotes
- Related forum topics & articles

Offline rubens99

  • PS Silver Member
  • Newbie
  • ***
  • Posts: 16
Re: First Schumann piece
Reply #1 on: April 16, 2023, 09:11:33 PM
Einsame Blumen from the Waldszenen.

Offline lelle

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2010
Re: First Schumann piece
Reply #2 on: April 16, 2023, 09:13:57 PM
You could try the Kinderszenen. They're among his best work, and several movements are rather famous, and short and fairly easy technically, so theyre rewarding to learn but don't take too much time to take on.

Offline the green piano man

  • PS Silver Member
  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 26
Re: First Schumann piece
Reply #3 on: April 23, 2023, 12:52:31 PM
I think the youth album is the best for start. The pieces are easy but you can learn how to play schumann and a good start.
Zoard

Offline brogers70

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1527
Re: First Schumann piece
Reply #4 on: April 23, 2023, 03:58:13 PM
The Romance Opus 28 Number 2 is beautiful.

Offline anacrusis

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 795
Re: First Schumann piece
Reply #5 on: April 24, 2023, 01:45:34 PM
I think the youth album is the best for start. The pieces are easy but you can learn how to play schumann and a good start.
Zoard

Not a fan of those pieces personally. Selections from Kinderszenen or Waldszenen could be good choices.

Offline pcaraganis

  • PS Silver Member
  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 33
Re: First Schumann piece
Reply #6 on: May 02, 2023, 05:46:23 AM
Fantasiestucke are nice, too.

Offline danesi

  • PS Silver Member
  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 27
Re: First Schumann piece
Reply #7 on: May 02, 2023, 07:52:14 PM
Kreisleriana 5 or 6??
Up to you
Play piano. It is groovy!
 

Logo light pianostreet.com - the website for classical pianists, piano teachers, students and piano music enthusiasts.

Subscribe for unlimited access

Sign up

Follow us

Piano Street Digicert