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May 18, 2012 As a programming concept, a piano recital focusing on the theme-and-variations genre may not be that novel. But the distinguished pianist Emanuel Ax found a fascinating way to explore the idea in his exciting recital at Carnegie Hall on
His program included Aaron Copland (Piano Variations), Haydn (Andante with Variations in F Minor), Beethoven ("Eroica" Variations) and Schumann ("Symphonic Etudes").
Andras Schiff has become the piano world's long-distance runner. Even when his recital programs are the standard two hours and given his penchant for hefty encores, they are typically longer they have grand ambitions that make them almost heroic.
In defence of Schumann Robert Schumann wrote music of extraordinary, visionary beauty...It's time to re-evaluate a musical genius Martina Gedeck as Clara, Malik Zidi as Brahms and Pascal Greggory as Schumann in the 2008 film Geliebte Clara. Enjoyable
On Saturday night, less than a month after winning first prize in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in Brussels, the young Russian Denis Kozhukhin, born in 1986, played a recital at Zankel Hall presented by Monet MGM. Although the
YOU might call them an early celebrity couple: young, famous, desperately in love, and doomed...It was irresistible for Hollywood, whose schmaltzy treatment of Robert and Clara Schumann you can guess from the 1947 title Song of Love ...Robert, born
Born in Ukraine in 1984, the pianist Alexander Romanovsky first impinged on our consciousnesses last summer when Decca released two of his solo discs – one of Rachmaninov, the other of Schumann and Brahms – under a new exclusive contract.