Nachtstueck 23/4

Schumann’s greatly underrated piano cycle “Nachtstuecke Opus 23”, an old favourite of mine, has been interpreted in an exemplary way by Emil Gilels. Unfortunately the Melodya LP ( in its unedited version ) has not resurfaced yet on you tube, only some ghastly CD transfers, which capture little of Gilels’ wonderfully rich sound. But here is at least the last of the 4 pieces, originally titled “Rundgesang mit Solostimmen” in a beautifully recorded version.