Schumann: Piano Sonatas

This obvious yet rare coupling brings together the larger two of Schumann's three Piano Sonatas, their passionate intensity suiting perfectly Nikolai Demidenko's style of playing.

The disc has the added bonus of containing an additional Scherzo and two Variations from Schumann's earlier thoughts on the Op 14 Sonata.

CDH55300  67 minutes 5 seconds
‘A pair of performances which can justly be described in terms of superlatives. Outstanding readings of remarkable works’ (Classic CD)
‘Originally recorded and released in 1996, Hyperion's decision to re-issue Nikolai Demidenko's performances of these sonatas on the Helios label is most welcome, and will hopefully bring renewed recog ...
«Ce diable de Nikolaï Demidenko saisit l'occasion pour nous offrir une lecture de ses pages où le lyrisme le plus tendre le dispute à la violence la plus aiguë» (Diapason, France)