A Carnival of Pianos: Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 11
14 October 2016, 11:30 - 12:00
Oxford OX1 3BN
Pianist Tim Horton performs Schumann's epic and virtuosic first piano sonata, written between 1832 and 1835 and thus spanning the period from Schumann's ill-fated early engagement to Ernestine von Fricken and his first encounter with the young Clara Wieck.
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
PianistTim Horton studied at Chetham’s School of Music with Charles Hopkins and Heather Slade-Lipkin. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1995. In the same year he replaced Alfred Brendel at short notice in two performances of Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the Royal Festival Hall, London. Since then he has played with the RLPO, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Trondheim Symphony Or... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
The Schumann Project: 14-29 October 2016 The fifteenth Oxford Lieder Festival will be the Schumann Project, a unique survey of Schumann's complete songs. The Schumann Project will explore Schumann's life and times, his friends and contemporaries, his influences and his legacies, and his literary and artistic interests. This two-week feast of song will feature Oxford Lieder's trad...