Ed.: Ernst Herttrich, Fing.: Klaus Schilde
In response to failures, Schumann once again turned more to composing during his time in Düsseldorf. He wrote many new works – also ones for the piano for which he had only written a few pieces after his first years of composing. Bach’s music played an important role in the Schumanns’ house at the time; this is mirrored in the fact that Schumann turned to baroque forms again. However, he wanted his fugues to be understood as “character pieces, just ina stricter form”. The “Piano Pieces in Fughetta Form” op. 126, published in our catalogue for the first time, unite the strict formal demands with romantic expression in a masterly manner.