Floral piano poetry with pieces by Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, Ludwig van Beethoven, Nils Wilhelm Gade, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert & Clara Schumann et al.
An expert of historical forte pianos unlocks a salon garden filled with everything from March violets to summer’s last rose. The piano sings lieder without words in all variations and after 30 years Clara Schumann’s arrangements of Robert’s lieder bring back her love’s tender-wild springtime. And of course, there has to be a birthday greeting for Ludwig van Beethoven who a long time ago performed for Frederick William II in the Marble Palace.
Christoph Hammer, piano forte