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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)

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Sonata in A flat Major, Hob. XVI:46

    Performer: Jonathan Biss.
  • Robert Schumann

    Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6

    Performer: Jonathan Biss.
  • Robert Schumann

    Arabeske in C major, Op 18

    Performer: Jonathan Biss.

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