četvrtak, 12.01.2017 09:07
Schumann - Piano concerto
It took Robert Schumann as long as ten years to write his Piano concerto in A minor. Originally conceived as a stand-alone composition (a fantasia for piano and orchestra in A minor), the first part was written in 1841, with second and third parts being added later to convert the piece into a full-scale concerto. Its long gestation shows in the music: avoiding the then-current preoccupation with virtuosic displays of talent, Schumann’s Piano concerto in A minor is a remarkably balanced interplay of orchestra and piano. After the composer’s death, his wife went on playing the piece regularly at many venues, thus ensuring the continuation of its well-deserved popularity.