|Ordering Number||OC 774|
- Chopin, Frédéric
- Liszt, Franz
- Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix
- Schumann, Robert
OehmsClassics Debut: Sachiko Furuhata-Kersting
Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses
Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien op. 26
Liszt: Consolations Nr. 3 · Après une lecture du Dante – Fantasia
Sachiko Furuhata-Kersting, piano
Sachiko Furuhata-Kersting was born in Yokohama,
Japan, and completed her piano degree at the Academy
of Music in Tokyo. She continued her studies
in Germany at the Academy of Music in Detmold
and the Robert-Schumann Academy in Dusseldorf.
Her teachers included Roberto Szidon, Detlev Kraus,
Naoyuki Taneda and Willem Brons. She has concertized
in Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland
This recital program shows fascinating links
between works by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Liszt.
It begins with Mendelssohn’s Variations sérieuses,
followed by Schumann’s Faschingsschwank op. 26,
which is clearly influenced by Mendelssohn’s piano
compositions, namely, the Songs Without Words.
When he first wrote it, Liszt subtitled his Dante
Sonata “Fantaisie symphonique”, indicating that its
concept is close to Schumann’s fanciful-romantic
piano works. The great dramatic gesture of the Dante
Sonata contrasts with the Consolations No. 3 and its
renunciation of all external virtuosity.