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Chopin/Schumann on the Bluff, Concert III: A Poet’s Love

January 8, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

International vocal star Randall Scarlata returns to Pittsburgh to make his Bluff Series debut in Schumann’s beloved song cycle Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love), settings of poetry by German Romantic Heinrich Heine, partnered by German lieder expert Ben Binder. The composer’s Fairy Tale Pictures are one of his very last works, and their beauty and tunefulness make their neglect difficult to understand. David Allen Wehr joins longtime collaborators Marylène Gingras-Roy and Ron Samuels in exploring this little-known corner of Schumann’s chamber music. Wehr continues his survey of Chopin with two of the most perfect Nocturnes and the dramatic and fiery Polonaise in F-Sharp Minor.

Performers

Ben Binder, piano
Marylène Gingras-Roy, viola
Ron Samuels, clarinet
Randall Scarlata, baritone
David Allen Wehr.piano

Repertoire

Schumann

A Poet’s Love (Dichterliebe), op. 48
Fairy Tale Pictures for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, op. 132

Chopin

Two Nocturnes, op. 27
Polonaise #5, op. 44

Details

Date:
January 8, 2023
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Organizer

Duquesne University

Venue

PNC Recital Hall