Jonathan Biss - Schumann: Under The Influence
At the invitation of Wigmore Hall Director John Gilhooly, young American pianist Jonathan Biss has devised a concert series that pays tribute to Robert Schumann, his music and his legacy. Schumann’s music is often regarded as a happy accident of history: so individual and idiosyncratic that it must surely be unprecedented and inimitable. But Schumann is, in fact, a crucial link in a chain of composers across centuries.
This series examines that progression, reaching as far back as Purcell, and featuring the works of four composers who, in their various ways, could not have existed without Schumann.
The Jonathan Biss Schumann Series is supported by Dunard Fund