Rosl Schmid Vol.2

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Meloclassic had issued a volume of Rosl Schmid’s wartime recordings with Joseph Keilberth of Beethoven, Weber and Strauss previously. This second release adds considerably to our appreciation of this long-forgotten pianist.

ROSL SCHMID plays Piano Sonatas by Schumann and Mozart

SCHUMANN: Piano Sonata No 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op 11
Recorded ∙ 04 November 1950 ∙ München ∙ Studio 1 ∙ Bayerischer Rundfunk ∙ Radio Studio Recording

SCHUMANN: Piano Sonata No 2 in G Minor, Op 22
Recorded ∙ 21 January 1951∙ München ∙ Studio 1∙ Bayerischer Rundfunk ∙ Radio Studio Recording

MOZART: Piano Sonata No 8 in A Minor, KV 310 / 300d
MOZART: Piano Sonata No 11 in A Major, KV 331 / 300i

Recorded ∙ 05 October 1940 ∙ Stuttgart ∙ Raum 1 ∙ Reichssender Stuttgart ∙ Radio Studio Recording

Article number: MC 1048
UPC barcode: 791154050606
Release date: 16 July 2019
Booklet: 8 Pages
Total timing: 77:42
From the Original Masters ∙ © 2019 Meloclassic

October 2019 ∙ MusicWeb International ∙ Rosl Schmid plays Piano Sonatas by Schumann and Mozart
Here’s a turn up for the books, a pianist I’ve never heard of before. Rosl Schmid’s (1911-1978) scant discography, and a dearth of information about her in circulation, almost certainly accounts for this. I did do a bit of digging around and discovered that Meloclassic had issued a volume of her recordings with orchestra of Beethoven, Weber and Strauss previously. This welcome release adds considerably to our appreciation of this long-forgotten artist. The notes offer excellent background and context, and the black and white photographs are an additional bonus.
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November 2019 ∙ MusicWeb International ∙ Rosl Schmid plays Piano Sonatas by Schumann and Mozart
Schmid emerges from these sonata performances as an admirable exponent; lucid, thoughtful, undemonstrative but affecting when needed. It’s good to have these performances available. The Mozart sonatas (sans repeats) were recorded in October 1940 by Stuttgart radio. The sound quality is inevitably more constrained than the Schumann brace that followed in Munich a decade later but is certainly up to the high standard expected of German technicians at this time. Her Schumann is, if anything, even better. Schmid subtly varies the tempo in the F sharp minor sonata, her greater range of rubato and intensity bringing due reward in terms of metrical flexibility and expressive depth.
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February 2020 ∙ French Classica ∙ Jean-Charles Hoffelé ∙ Rosl Schmid plays Piano Sonatas by Schumann and Mozart
Immergez-vous plutôt dans les gravures bavaroises de Rosl Schmid ( 1911-1978). Un admirable doublé Schumann (les Sonates nos I et 2) lyrique, emporté dans un clavier profond, les Sonates K. 310 et K. 331 de Mozart jouées ombreuses, mélancoliques, donnent envie d’en savoir plus sur cette artiste si prisée par Joseph Keilberth.
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