Città di Castello, Chiesa di San Domenico
Alexander Lonquich piano
ROBERT SCHUMANN Interludes op. 4
ROBERT SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke op. 12
ROBERT SCHUMANN Studies of variation on a Beethoven’s theme
ROBERT SCHUMANN Davidsbündlertänze op. 6
The feeling between Alexandre Lonquich and Robert Schumann’s music is evident. This could be due to the german origins of the interpreter or to his interest for the psychological aspects of music which are so revealing of such a complex personality like the one of the romantic composer.
Whatever the reason, we may enjoy such special understanding with this all -Schumann musical marathon, which opens with Intermezzi op.4 , his first masterpiece composed when he was 22, and closes with the Davidsbündlertänze collection , dances of those fictitious fellows created by the composer who fought with him against the conventions of his scepitcal age.
Lonquich is of the most important contemporary pianists and won the 2017 Abbiati prize , an Oscar for the music “for his versatility and maturity as a complete musician who combines intense and motivated solo activity with the work as orchestra conductor, educational commitment and the conception of musical – theatrical laboratories ,some devoted to children, which are meant for a cross dialogue between music, cultural and other artistic forms.