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Photo: Marco Borggreve
“…the alchemist has gold in his fingers, an amber and feline touch, a visionary art of sound levels… A pioneering musician, he maps virgin lands known only to him”
- Le Monde
Grosvenor takes Robert Schumann’s haunting Kreisleriana as his starting point in his new album, Schumann & Brahms. He accompanies the work with the melancholic Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann by Schumann’s beloved wife Clara (who, incidentally, stated that she was much disturbed by the visions conjured up in Kreisleriana). Further kaleidoscopic variety is provided by Robert’s Blumenstück, and Quasi Variazione: Andantino de Clara Wieck. The recital also includes Brahms’ Three Intermezzi, autumnal works which shed a fascinating light on the complicated relationship which existed between Robert, Clara and Brahms himself. Grosvenor’s own arrangement of Robert’s Abendlied completes the programme.
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