Lecture Recital on Schumann’s Kreisleriana with Christopher Elton
August 18 @ 19:00 - 20:00
Christopher Elton is much in demand overseas both as a teacher and as a jury member for international competitions. Within the last few years he has given masterclasses in the USA, Japan, Israel, Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Spain, Germany Ireland and Vietnam.
We are delighted to welcome Christopher to give a lecture recital on Kreisleriana.
In a letter to his wife Clara, Schumann reveals that she has figured largely in the composition of Kreisleriana:
I’m overflowing with music and beautiful melodies now – imagine, since my last letter I’ve finished another whole notebook of new pieces. I intend to call it Kreisleriana. You and one of your ideas play the main role in it, and I want to dedicate it to you – yes, to you and nobody else – and then you will smile so sweetly when you discover yourself in it