Jonathan Biss plays Schumann
Jun 15 2013
Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Schumann’s lilting, effervescent concerto started out as a shorter piece, but virtuoso pianist Clara Wieck—his wife—urged him to expand it. Fortunate decision, that, as it has long ranked among the world’s most beloved concertos. Jonathan Biss, hailed as a “musician’s musician,” does the honors. Schubert wrote this jubilant, warm-hearted Third Symphony at 18.
The Thursday Matinee concerts are endowed by a gift in memory of Rhoda Goldman.
“[Biss] played as if inspired by the rich unfolding of poetic and exhilarating material.”
—CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER