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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October 12, 2012 Fridays are funnier with a cartoon at noon from Deceptive Cadence.
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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Many aspects of composer Robert Schumann's life and music have remained largely misunderstood.
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October 8, 2012 The author of a newly reissued Robert Schumann biography presents a guide to the misunderstood composer's life and music.
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Glenn Gould would have turned 80 years old on Sept. 25. His legacy includes much more than the music of J.S. Bach.
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September 25, 2012 Hear the iconic pianist play a wide range of music, from Brahms and Gibbons to Schoenberg and Strauss.
Up close and very personal: young listeners get a taste of classical music at New York's Baby Got Bach.
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May 19, 2011 How pianist Orli Shaham coaxes preschoolers to take in Bach, Schumann and Ravel: by encouraging active engagement with the music.
December 22, 2010 This year marked the 200th anniversaries of the births of two piano giants: Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann. The dates sparked numerous recordings of their music. WGUC's Robin Gehl picks the top releases.
October 21, 2010 The young pianist's love for chamber music came from playing Schumann. She picks her favorite recording, and recommends another, lesser known Schumann solo work.
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October 20, 2010 Pianist Jonathan Biss adorns his web site with a Schumann quote: "For me, music is always the language which permits one to converse with the beyond." He picks a classic recording from the 1920s as a Schumann favorite.
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October 19, 2010 The lauded pianist picks a Schumann favorite -- a massive choral work that, while composed when Schumann was at the height of his powers, remains unjustly forgotten.
Some Schumann fans are wondering why the composer didn't get as big a celebration as Chopin this year.
October 18, 2010 Robert Schumann: Overrated, or brilliant misunderstood genius? Plenty of music lovers stand on either side of the Schumann aisle. What about you? This week we're collecting your stories, along with those of prominent musicians.
David Bowie as Thin White Duke, one of his many characters.
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August 16, 2010 Explore some of the standout and surprising musician alter egos over time.
July 30, 2010 The composer's only opera follows a young wife whose loyalty and faith are put to the test. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Schumann's birth, the performance comes from the historic Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the city where the opera debuted in 1850.
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