Gerald Carpenter: Camerata Closes Season With Bach, Handel and Schumann

It is not surprising that the Camerata Pacifica's 2021-22 season will be somewhat truncated (pre-pandemic seasons regularly included a May program, and often one in early June). Indeed, it is spectacularly heroic of the Camerata — and our other performing arts organizations — to have any season at all.
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Schumann perfect as Downingtown East blanks Shanahan

DOWNINGTOWN >> Downingtown East ran its unbeaten streak in the Ches-Mont National to four games, riding a perfect game from starter Rachel Schumann to a six-inning, 12-0 rout of Bishop Shanahan on the Eagles’ home field. The Cougars improve to 4-1 on the season, and a perfect 4-0 in the Ches-Mont National. Shanahan falls to 2-3 (1-2 National).
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Athlete of the Week: Bonifas blows away Schumann record

HASTINGS, Neb. — Records are meant to be broken. For one record at the Howard Schumann Invitational, though, it seemed like it would never be reached. That is, until Luke Bonifas stepped on the track. Bonifas, a distance runner for Adams Central, came away with a 3200 meter time...

Belshaw, Schumann lead USA in Lake Placid COC

LAKE PLACID — It was a great weekend for two USA Nordic Sport athletes, who earned a combined three medals in the International Ski Federation Continental Cup for men’s Nordic combined and women’s ski jumping in Lake Placid. Annika Belshaw, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, earned a gold...

Dudamel, Philharmonic deliver rich Schumann and thrilling Ortiz premiere

For generations after they were written and premiered, Robert Schumann’s symphonies were considered lesser works, poorly written and badly orchestrated. For current generations, this attitude has been reversed via excellent recordings and, especially through concert performances like the one delivered Wednesday night by the New York Philharmonic and guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel in Alice Tully Hall.

Schumann in crisis: the great composer’s suicide attempt

The morning of 27 February 1854 (a Monday) began as many did for Robert Schumann. After breakfast, he worked quietly at home in Düsseldorf. Around noon, however, he emerged from his study, and left the family’s first-floor apartment on Bilker Strasse without explanation. Still wearing a floral-patterned dressing...
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WILHELM KEMPFF: The Complete Polydor Recordings – Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann – APR

WILHELM KEMPFF: The Complete Polydor Recordings, 1927-1936 = Works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann [complete listing below] – APR 5638 74:38 [Distr. by Naxos] ****:. Wilhelm Kempff (1895-1991), like Arthur Rubinstein, trained under Karl Heinrich Barth (1847-1922), to become a major exponent of the German piano school of scholarly virtuosos, emphasizing sound and spirit over sheer, technical prowess. Along with Artur Schnabel, Kempff devoted much of his energy to the music of Beethoven; even Schnabel considered Kempff a worthy candidate to complete the recorded cycle of Beethoven sonatas for EMI, should Schnabel be unable to finish the survey. Generally faithful to the music, Kempff avoided becoming a literalist: he retained a strong sense of individualism, occasionally omitting repeats and doubling bass notes. Kempff looked for the poetry in any score he addressed, and so the music of the German Romantics, Schubert and Schumann, benefit greatly from his attentions, and so does Liszt. Kempff does not aim for high voltage but rather a canny moderation that rarely thunders but impressed with logic and deep sincerity of expression. Originally a student of the organ, Kempff felt a natural impulse to sound out the grand sonorities from his keyboard, a combination of simplicity of style with symphonic aspirations.

World-Renowned Violinist joins the ISO Stage to perform Schumann’s heart wrenching violin concerto on Friday, January 28 in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON — Take your seat for an Incredibly Italian evening of music pre- pared by some of Germany’s greatest composers. This mu- sical feast begins with Mo- zart’s famous, but infamous, Overture from Don Giovanni, followed by world-renowned violinist Sayaka Shoji’s debut in Schumann’s heart-wrench- ing Violin Concerto. Mendels- sohn’s sunny Italian Sympho- ny rounds out the menu.

Schumann to mark 90th birthday

FAIRMONT — Betty J. Schumann of Fairmont will celebrate her 90th birthday Thursday. She was born Jan. 13, 1932. Cards and birthday wishes will reach her at 232 S. Dewey St., Apt. 105, Fairmont, MN 56031.

Washington Performing Arts and pianist Tiffany Poon return to the stage with smart, insightful Schumann program

Everyone was feeling misty-eyed Sunday afternoon as pianist Tiffany Poon took the stage of the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Jenny Bilfield, president of Washington Performing Arts, admitted to feeling “a little bit choked up,” as Poon’s debut came 646 days since the presenter’s last live concert in this venue. At the end of the program, Poon wiped away tears, too, confiding to the audience that she had not played in front of live listeners since September 2020.

Tuesday Musical honors Schumann

Tuesday Musical Club members presented a program on Robert Schumann on Nov. 9. Julianne Paustian spoke about his life and music. Marsha Bristley played a piano arrangement of “Traumerei” and Cindy Mack sang “Erstes Grun” accompanied by Deborah Nuss. Pictured from left to right are: Nuss, Mack, Paustian and Bristley.