- Kreisleriana, 8 fantasies for piano, Op. 16
- Fugues (4) for piano, Op. 72
- Fantasiestücke (8 Fantasy Pieces), for piano, Op. 12
- Andante & Variations for 2 pianos in B flat major, Op. 46
- Etudes (6) in Canon Form, for 2 pianos, Op. 56 (arr. Debussy)
- Bilder aus Osten, 6 Impromptus for piano, 4 hands, Op. 66
- Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), for piano, Op. 82
Pianist Eric le Sage's series of Schumann recordings called Klavierwerke & Kammermusik is a marvel. Not only is le Sage an ideal Schumann player, but he is an ideal Schumann programmer. That is to say, le Sage has not only the technique of a virtuoso and the soul of a poet, both mandatory qualifications for playing the German Romantic's extremely difficult and extraordinarily passionate music, but he also has the taste of an A&R director. On this two-disc set, le Sage joins the well-known with the little-known in a recital of amazing intelligence starting with a reading of "Kreisleriana," which captures its ardent lyricism and abiding strangeness and ends with an account of "Waldszenen," which captures its wide-eyed naïveté and deep-rooted love of nature. But after "Kreisleriana," le Sage places the nearly unknown "Vier Fugen" and the slightly better known "Fantasiestücke," while before "Waldszenen," he places the rarely played "Andante & Variations for two pianos, two cellos, and horn," the almost never played "Six Etudes" in the form of a canon for pedal piano in an arrangement for two pianos by Claude Debussy, and the virtually never played "Bilder aus Osten for solo piano." But no matter what its level of popularity, le Sage and his fellow musicians turn in performances that are unfailingly convincing and often amazingly lovely. As with previous entries in this series, Alpha Productions' sound is exemplary -- deep, smooth, detailed, and colorful -- and anyone even remotely interested in Schumann's music is urged to try this two-disc set.