Clara Schumann's presence in the history of European music has become firmly fixed in recent years: the many new biographies, editions, recordings and performances of her compositions testimony to her significance and influence. Her songs, not as well known as her works for piano, are among the treasures of her creative work and can take their place with the best of the German Lieder repertoire.
These 12 CDs contain the complete Philips recordings of the great pianist Clara Haskil from 1951 to 1960.
The year is 1999 and the storyline is actually a number of sub-plots all revolving around the 13-year old Clara, a girl that can predict the future and has telekinetic powers. The sub-plots include a boy in her class who has a crush on her, his family, her family and her principal that keeps talking French for some strange reason.
"Patricia Pagny's profound understanding and masterful command of the music by Robert and Clara Schumann, including frequent performances of their piano concertos, forms one of the pillars of her artistic repertoire…"