Every good Beethoven deserves a fanboy, and Robert Schumann was that guy. Who was Schumann, and how was his work shaped by the influence of Beethoven? Pianist, Curtis Institute professor, and writer Jonathan Biss explains all – including his own (extremely cool) fanboy-esque immersion in the works of Schumann and Beethoven.
For more about Jonathan Biss: www.jonathanbiss.com
For information about Curits Institute Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs): www.curtis.edu/about-curtis/coursera
This little pod’s got big plans
Lesson plans, that is.
Episode Track List:
All music in this episode played by Jonathan Biss.
From his CD “Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4”
- Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1 (Allegro and Adagio)
- Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata” (Allegro assai and Allegro ma non troppo – Presto)
From his CD “Schumann: Fantasie, Kreisleriana & Arabeske”
- Fantasie in C, Op. 17
From his CD “Beethoven, Schumann: Piano Works”
- Davidsbündlerltänze Op.6
Audio production by Todd “Teletubby” Hulslander with frolicking by Dacia Clay and editing by Mark DiClaudio.