Martin Helmchen - Schumann: Novelleten & Gesänge der Frühe - Deutschen Schallplattenkritik
The pianist Martin Helmchen has recorded an exciting Schumann album, with works by her and him. He chose a Bechstein grand piano from 1860, which he knows inside and out. Whether stop or pedal use, whether the clever phrasing or the relationships between the tempi – Helmchen always finds the suitable means to equip this romantic piano lyric with a maximum of colors. The focus is on Robert Schumann’s eight novelettes. The 'ballad narrator' Helmchen performs the jaunty, lyrical, and dramatic with a lot of imagination.