For A Few Moments, Let Jonathan Biss Channel Robert Schumann

I was introduced to composer Robert Schumann in a rather conventional manner, via a Music Appreciation course, taught @ Butler University, Indianapolis. I loved Robert Schumann’s music from the moment I heard it. Over the years since being introduced to it, I have played various recordings thousands of times. In this brief You Tube, pianist Jonathan Biss discusses the influence of Robert Schumann on his life. He has become one of the foremost contemporary interpreters of his music. I was fortunate enough to attend his performance of the Schumann Piano Concerto in A-minor. It ranked up there with the interpretation given generations ago by Dame Myra Hess. It’s clear both of them understood the inner sanctum that Robert Schumann expressed via his music. Their gift to the world was/is being able to have the technical expertise & love of the composer & his music & share that with the world.

Jonathan Biss: About Robert Schumann

Dame Myra Hess: Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto In A-Minor-Allow The Time!

My very favourite work of composer Robert Schumann. Dame Myra Hess used to present concerts in between NAZI bombings of London during World War II, in an effort to shore up the morale of the British people. Her heroism was expressed by doing what she did best. She helped make the world, one that was in utter chaos at that time, a better place.

One of the finest musical compositions ever written…

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