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Concerts

Pianist Jonathan Biss and members of the Elias String Quartet brought their Schumann: Under the Influence program to Carnegie Hall.

April 2, 2013 Hear one of today's finest young pianists and an English string quartet play Schumann and new music.

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Studio Sessions

Robert Schumann may have been the first to infuse a yearning for music of the past in his own compositions.

October 11, 2012 The pianist asserts Robert Schumann was the first to imbue a longing for the past 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 love notes 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 and defends music by a misunderstood composer.

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News

One of the great unknown Russian composers?: Tsar Alexander II of Russia, in a portrait from c. 1875.

December 23, 2011 Newly rediscovered Russian aristocratic gems, Boston loses opera and piano-playing iPhones.

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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 going back to basics has its advantages.

Jonathan Biss plunges into Beethoven.

June 29, 2012 Join the formidable young pianist on his journey through the master's piano sonatas.

Jonathan Biss performs three Beethoven sonatas for an In Practice recording session.

June 20, 2012 A building demolition inadvertently helps the pianist discover the perfect practicing solution.

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.

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January 21, 2011 The young pianist vows to approach music with passion and integrity.

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October 20, 2010 Pianist Jonathan Biss lets a classic recording from the 1920s make a case for Schumann.

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Johannes Brahms & Clara Schumann

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  • Album: Johannes Brahms & Clara Schumann
  • Artist: Lisa Batiashvili
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2013
 

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2

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  • Album: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2
  • Artist: Jonathan Biss
  • Label: Onyx Classics
 

Bach: Suites Nos. 4, 5, 6

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  • Album: Bach: Suites Nos. 4, 5, 6
  • Artist: Hopkinson Smith
  • Label: Na├»ve
  • Released: 2012
 

A Protrait of Frederica von Stade

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  • Label: CBS Masterworks
  • Released: 1985
 

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  • Released: 1985