Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Schumann under the influence - Jonathan Biss

"Biss declares his intention to move Schumann from the sidelines — admired, says Biss, only for a remarkably small number of his works — to the centre-stage, as a “vital, riveting creative force”. Each of Biss’s four programmes endeavours to show Schumann’s relationship to both past and present, pairing his works with those of an influential predecessor and a composer of the future whose music “without him would not have been possible”.

First of four concerts at the Wigmore Hall reviewed by Claire Seymour in Opera Today.

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