(c)Holger Talinski

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(c) Elena Xausa

Focus Schumann

Chamber concert 1

Works of Schumann, Bernstein and Von Dohnányi
  • 22.09.2018 Saturday 15:00 h, Kölner Philharmonie
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Clara Schumann Piano Trio G minor op. 17 (1846)
Leonard Bernstein Trio for piano, violin and cello (1937)
Ernst von Dohnányi Piano Quintet No. 1 C minor op. 1 (1895)

Dylan Naylor Violin
Toshiko Tamayo Violin
Nathan Braude Viola
Georg Heimbach Cello
Stefan Irmer Piano

In 1846, when Clara Schumann finished her piano trio Op. 17, she was just 27 years of age, a travelling virtuoso as well as a mother of four. Acclaimed as a pianist, her compositions – which she herself downplayed as “the works of a woman” – have not until the present day received the recognition they deserve. Leonard Bernstein’s chamber music works too are hardly known today – though not the motifs of this music, which later helped Bernstein to great splendour in his world-famous stage works. A third rarity is Ernst von Dohnányi’s first work: a piano quintet that none other than Johannes Brahms praised to the skies.