Sunday, June 08, 2008

Scenes From Childhood

One of the first LPs I remember owning back in the day was a recording of Robert Schumann's "Kinderszenen" (Scenes from Childhood), a set of 13 miniatures performed by a young (at the time) Argentinian pianist named Daniel Barenboim. I learned a couple out of this set years back. They look simple on paper, yet they are pretty complex both harmonically and technically. Schumann was born today in 1810. Thanks Robert for this wonderful set of miniatures. They certainly bring back wonderful childhood memories for me sitting at an old piano.