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Pianist Jonathan Biss and members of the Elias String Quartet brought their Schumann: Under the Influence program to Carnegie Hall.
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April 2, 2013 Hear one of America's finest young pianists and an emerging English string quartet play music by visionary composer Robert Schumann, as well as music by Mozart and artists Schumann influenced.
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Lisa Batiashvili plays the Stradivarius used to help birth Brahms' great Violin Concerto in D.
March 19, 2013 New albums of music by the "Three Bs" prove that going back to the basics has its advantages. Hear a sweet-toned violin concerto, an audacious piano sonata and a solo cello suite caressed by a lute.
Robert Schumann may have been the first to infuse a yearning for music of the past in his own compositions.
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October 11, 2012 The pianist explores the possibility that Robert Schumann was the first composer to infuse a longing for the past music in his own music.
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Communication was not a strong suit for Robert and Clara Schumann. But music surely was.
October 10, 2012 The pianist performs Robert Schumann's music and decodes musical messages of love to his wife Clara.
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Composer Robert Schumann has his share of critics. Pianist Jonathan Biss is out to prove them wrong.
October 9, 2012 The acclaimed pianist performs music by Robert Schumann and defends the misunderstood composer's reputation.
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June 29, 2012 Join the formidable young pianist in his practice studio as he traverses the master's piano sonatas.
June 20, 2012 A building demolition inadvertently helps pianist Jonathan Biss discover the perfect practicing solution. Moving the piano out of his apartment away from the commotion allows him concentration.
Vocal duets by Brahms took pianist Jonathan Biss by surprise.
February 7, 2012 The pianist thought he knew his Brahms, but then he heard something completely unfamiliar.
One of the great unknown Russian composers?: Tsar Alexander II of Russia, in a portrait from c. 1875.
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December 23, 2011 Newly rediscovered Russian aristocratic gems, Boston loses an opera company, piano-playing iPhones and much more: all the news that's fit to link.
Jonathan Biss thinks the debate around classical music is centered on getting bigger audiences, instead of on the music.
January 21, 2011 The young pianist vows to approach music with passion and integrity, and asks whether the music itself has taken a backseat in the ongoing debate over its future.
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