Ludwig van Beethoven: Fantasy, Op. 1. Allegro - poco Adagio. Robert Schumann: Davidsbündlerltänze Op 2. I Lebhaft 3. II Innig 4. III Mit Humor 5. IV Ungeduldig 6. V Einfach 7. VI Sehr rasch 8. VII Nicht schnell 9. VIII Frisch IX Lebhaft X Balladenmässig XI Einfach XII Mit Humor XIII Wild und lustig XIV Zart und.
Biss, who has been getting much attention in the American music world, makes his recording debut at the age of 23 with a challenging program. He wisely places the Beethoven Fantasy first. To many listeners, this unfamiliar piece, written in the style of an improvisation, will be an arresting introduction to the program/5(16).
Jonathan Biss has set about recording all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas. This CD is Volume 1 and an auspicious opus it is. The artistry of this young artist grows steadily and his mastery of the Beethoven sonatas is recognized throughout the world. The selection of how these volumes will be organized is doubtless due in part of Biss' input.
was the year in which Schumann turned in earnest to chamber music, composing the three string quartets Opus 41, a piano quintet, a piano quartet and a set of Fantasy Pieces for piano trio. The quintet has a keyboard part which is demanding of technique and stamina, written with his wife Clara’s pianistic mastery very much in mind.
Young Jonathan took his first piano lessons at the age of 6 from teacher Karen Taylor. At 11 he began studies at Indiana University with Evelyne Brancart, and then three years later () won the concerto competitions held by the Indianapolis and Bloomington symphony orchestras, two ensembles with whom Biss then appeared in performances of the.