My recording of Robert Schumann’s visionary Fantasy in C major Opus 17 is now available! It’s the third part of my “A Tempo Project”. The recording is the famous KKL concert hall in Luzern – in other words: perfect acoustics as well as extraordinary video quality. In my rendition, Schumann’s masterpiece lasts just under 50 minutes. This long duration brings about a grandeur and intimacy that sheds a whole new light on the entire work. A previously unheard Schumann and a magnificent masterpiece of music history.
As a bonus, the famous Reverie is also part of this recording – “a tempo”, of course – as well as a short piece from my own composition.
As always, the recording is accompanied by German and English introductory videos. All videos are published on Youtube. In addition, the recording is available as CD/DVD.
The A Tempo Project
The American-born Swiss pianist, Bernhard Ruchti, offers us a rather unusual and breathtaking rendition of Robert Schumann’s masterpiece, the Fantasie in C major, Op. 17. […] The liveliness of Ruchti’s version is mixed with a sense of artistic merit and musical splendor, for which it could be easily called a first-class performance. During the transitional pauses, greatly magnified by the pianist, one can feel a sense of suspense, anticipation, and unearthliness that is hard to come by these days.
Bohdan Syroyid Syroyid for musicweb-international