Jonathan Biss Explores Two Sides of Schumann
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Pianist and rising star Jonathan Biss, 26, brings his artistry and his insight to the studio this week. On the program are sonatas by Beethoven and Mozart, along with selections from Robert Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze.
In this work the composer brings to life the two opposing personalities that often appear in his music. Schumann even gave them names: the fiery and passionate Florestan, and Eusebius, the dreamy and introspective character. Biss gets in touch with both sides of Schumann's musical personality, and we get to hear firsthand why he's one of the most sought-after pianists performing today.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in e minor, No. 27, Op. 90.
—I. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
Robert Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze.
—VI. Sehr rasch
—VII. Nicht schnell
Wolfgang Amadé Mozart: Sonata in F Major, K. 533/494.