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Discussion: Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1 Op. 11, Fantasia Op. 17 - Jin Ju

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Post by akiralx August 23, 2012 (1 of 1)
I enjoyed this even more than Polly Nomial whose review sums up the disc well, and the recording is very fine indeed.

One thing worth mentioning though is that Jin Ju plays the original coda of the op.17 Fantaise's Finale, not the revised (i.e. normal) edition played by virtually ever other pianist. The only other soloist to do so as far as I know is Andras Schiff on his fairly recent ECM recording. He also played the Finale with the usual ending as an appendix, which Jin Ju doesn't do here.

The original text has the soloist modulating the valedictory chordal sequence into a touching passage just before the end of the work - I actually now prefer this to the normal edition, but slight black marks to MDG for not mentioning this alternative reading anywhere in their notes.

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