Schumann Op. 15, no. 1 About Strange Lands and People (Von fremden Ländern und Menschen)
I’m beginning my new project to record the Schumann, Op. 15 collection Scenes From Childhood. It begins with one of my very favorite pieces, About Strange Lands and People. Note that in the second measure it is very easy to do a finger substitution on the F sharp in the melody, from 4 to 5. That’s how I learned to do it, and I think that it feels very natural.