Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor on Arte

On Sunday, March 8 2020 at 5:40 pm, Arte will broadcast Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor recorded in September 2019 with soloist Baiba Skride and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under the direction of Gewandhauskapellmeister Andris Nelsons.

Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto is the composer’s only surviving work with orchestra. She herself premiered the concerto at age sixteen with Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. Although contemporaries describe the young Clara as shy and reserved, this concert is full of self-confidence, power, and romantic feelings.

On the occasion of the jubilee anniversary of Clara Schumann the concerto was recorded with the ensemble that first performed the work. The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig played on her 200th birthday under the baton of Kapellmeister Andris Nelsons. The pianist Lauma Skride took over the technically demanding piano part.

More information about the production here.

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