Tag Archives: Piano

Concert Promotion: Love Songs

Join us for a concert of romantic German lieder, featuring the Flatland School of Music’s faculty and students. Robert Schumann’s‘ song cycle, Dichterliebe (“The Poet’s Love) will be the feature work of the evening, with selections of both Brahms and Clara Schumann‘s songs to … Continue reading

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History Lesson: German Lied

German lied (Ger: “song”, plural lieder) is – at its most basic – German poetry set to music, typically of the romantic era, spanning the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Lied can be considered the German language equivalent to English … Continue reading

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Concert Promotion: Piano Trio Ménage à trois

Join us this week (Tuesday, November 5th) for a delightful evening of some of the finest chamber music of the romantic era. Students and faculty of the Flatland School of Music will be performing three great works by our featured … Continue reading

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Links & Listens: Brahms’ Schumann Variations

Composed in 1854, the Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann are a testament to the respect and friendship between these two great composers. The theme – taken from Schumann’s Bunte Blätter, Op. 9 – was also used as a subject … Continue reading

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Biography: Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) is best remembered for his piano music and songs, but also made significant contributions to all musical genres of his time. Together he and his wife Clara were a true ‘power couple’ of the 19th Century music … Continue reading

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Musical Toronto | Album review: Violinist Jerzy Kaplanek, pianist Stéphan Sylvestre and the magic of chemistry

Musical Toronto | Album review: Violinist Jerzy Kaplanek, pianist Stéphan Sylvestre and the magic of chemistry.

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