To close our festival, here are startlingly vivid fantasies by three of the great romantics. Schumann’s mercurial clarinet pieces swerve between melancholy, optimistic playfulness, and almost frenzied passion, ending in triumph. Beethoven’s extraordinary ‘Ghost’ slow movement evokes the chilly horror of Macbeth’s meeting with the witches; and the fourteen-year-old genius, Mendelssohn, mashes together Baroque habits, Beethoven’s structure, and tender Romantic feeling to produce something exhilaratingly new.
Schumann Fantasy pieces for clarinet and piano, op73
Beethoven Piano trio in D major, op70/1 – ‘Ghost’
Mendelssohn Concerto for piano, violin and strings in D minor, arranged for chamber ensemble
Soloists: Polina Leschenko and Priya Mitchell
Polina Leschenko, Priya Mitchell, Reto Bieri, Heini Kärkkäinen, Tetiana Lutsyk, Claude Frochaux, Sascha Bota, Jordi Carrasco Hjelm.
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