Sarah Walker presents a concert from Wigmore Hall, London, featuring German pianist Lars Vogt. Schubert: Four Impromptus, Op 90, D899. Schumann: Fantasy, Op 17.
Internationally renowned pianist Lars Vogt performs live from London's Wigmore Hall in this Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert. Schubert's first set of four Impromptus were written in the year before his untimely death in 1828, and are some of the finest examples of the genre. Schumann's Fantasy was written during an enforced separation from his beloved Clara Wieck, a virtuoso pianist whose father was vehemently opposed to their relationship. Schumann wrote to her that 'the first movement [of the Fantasy] is the most passionate I have ever composed; it is a profound lament on your account'.
Four Impromptus, Op 90 D899
Fantasy, Op 17
Lars Vogt (piano)
Presented by Sarah Walker.