Schumann Op. 15, no. 11 Frightening (Fürchtenmachen)
Schumann indicated that he came up with the Kinderszenen titles after he’d written them. Certainly some titles seem to match the music better than others – the only thing I found frightening about this piece is how long it took to get a decent take! Schumann indicates the use of pedal, but, as usual, didn’t get specific. Be careful not to let the chromatic thirds in the left hand blur into one another due to over-pedaling. My Alfred Masterwork edition has a rather convoluted fingering for the più mosso section. I found the easier solution of initiating the sequence in m. 9 with the 4, as well as in m. 11.