Music Alive for Monday 17 February 2020
The love story of Robert and Clara Schumann is the stuff of legend and beautifully reflected in Robert's only piano concerto, written for her. Clara said after the premiere: "... how rich in invention, how interesting from the beginning to the end, how fresh and what a beautiful coherent whole!"
BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture Op 62;
SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54;
GRIEG: To Spring, from Lyric Pieces Book 3;
SIBELIUS: Symphony No 6 in D minor Op 104;
SIBELIUS: Symphony No 7 in C Op 105
Denis Kozhukhin (piano), New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Søndergård