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Scenes from Childhood - Op. 15

Piano Solo

By Robert Schumann

Piano Piano solo (Piano solo) - SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Robert Schumann. Edited by W. Boetticher. Sheet music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Urtext edition-paper bound. Classical. Collection (softcover). 15 pages. G. Henle #HN44. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480044).

Item Number: HL.51480044

9x12 inches.

"As far as the Scenes from Childhood are concerned, I owe them one of the liveliest pleasures of my life." These words were uttered by none other than Franz Liszt. In the evenings he often enjoyed playing part of them, not only for his little daughter Blandine-Rachel but also for his own pleasure. Even today, the "Scenes from Childhood" still raise the question as to whether they were written for children or adults. Schumann himself described them as being the reminiscences of an older person for older people, but did not deny that "several children's heads were in his mind when composing them". Ernst Herttrich has revised our well-loved edition, incorporating the latest scholarly findings. In the appendix he also takes a stand on the metronome markings which were taken over from an early print.

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 6-8.

About SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)

4 and 5-note chords spanning more than an octave. Intricate rhythms and melodies.

  • Scenes from Childhood, op. 15 (Piano solo)  Composed by Robert Schumann
  • Preface 
  • Scenes from Childhood, Opus 15 
  • 1. A Tale of Distant Lands 
  • 2. Curious Story 
  • 3. Blindman's Bluff 
  • 4. Pleading Child 
  • 5. Perfect Happiness 
  • 6. Great Adventure 
  • 7. Reverie 
  • 8. By the Fireside 
  • 9. On the Rocking Horse 
  • 10. Almost Too Serious 
  • 11. Hobgoblin 
  • 12. In Slumberland 
  • 13. The Poet Speaks 
  • Comments 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Bill Evans
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  • July 02, 2012 Great urtext edition

    Lovely, expressive music. Seems to me it captures aspects of the lives of children. Presented well by G. Henle Verlag.

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  • 5

    Jasper Yoo
    Vancouver, BC
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  • October 20, 2006 Great Book

    Great music

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