Schumann Served Rare on Between the Keys December 11th

Dec 11, 2018

Schumann served rare? What is the Classical Network’s Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler cooking up?

“It's a simple explination," Jed says. "I'm merely talking about rare works of Robert Schumann, and rare recordings of Schumann works. This week I hope to draw attention to wonderful performances and works that our listeners may not necessarily not know about.”

Among the Schumann treasures featured on this week’s episode of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys include Agnelle Bundervoët playing an Intermezzo from Op. 4, both the Toccata Op. 7 and its seldom heard earlier incarnation, the Exercise Fantastique.

Schumann's Carnaval Op. 9 is the featured work this hour, in a performance by a virtually unknown pianist, Jascha Spivakovsky (1896-1970). Spivakovsky made no commercial recordings, yet his surviving live concert tapes, radio broadcasts and home recordings have gained a new lease on life in an ongoing series of releases produced by Andrew Rose.

Join Jed Distler on Between the Keys, this Tuesday night December 11th at 10, only on  the Classical Network and WWFM.org