Francis Poulenc – Les Soirées de Nazelles
Robert Schumann – Kinderszenen, op. 15
Robert Schumann – Carnaval, op. 9
Simon Callaghan piano
Les Soirées de Nazelles and Carnaval are not only two of my favourite pieces to perform, but as some of the finest examples of sets of miniatures, they also make excellent companions on disc. It is such a pleasure to be able to present them both here, alongside another set of character pieces by Schumann, his much-loved Kinderszenen. Making this recording has been a true labour of love.