Wigmore Monday Lunchtimes: Jonathan Biss
Live from Wigmore Hall, London. American pianist Jonathan Biss plays Haydn and Schumann.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces the American pianist and former BBC New Generation Artist Jonathan Biss, live in concert from Wigmore Hall, London. The programme includes Haydn's serene Piano Sonata in A flat and Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze, which reveals the composer at his most intimate. Each miniature in this collection of 18 character pieces, based on a mazurka by his beloved Clara, is individually signed by ‘Florestan’ or ‘Eusebius’ – pseudonyms representing different aspects of Schumann's personality.
Haydn: Piano Sonata in A flat HXVI:46
Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze Op. 6
Jonathan Biss (piano)