Thoughts, news and reviews just about the great Robert Schumann
ESSAYS AND FEATURES
June 2010- Comparative Listening. Don’t Mess with Bobby Ken compares Shostakovich’s re-orchestration of the Schumann Cello Concerto with Bobby’s original. Guess whose is better….
June 2009- Bobby’s Fourth. Ken reveals the secret of great Schumann performances. Hint- it may have something to do with trusting and embracing Schumann.
September 2008– Schumann’s Hidden Masterpiece. Thoughts on Schumann’s final orchestral work, the wonderful and mysterious Violin Concerto
June 2008- Schumann and Bach in the 2nd Symphony. Ken helps crack the many musical codes hidden in Schumann’s greatest orchestral work.
June 2008- Schumann Orchestration and Mozart tempi. “I’ve never been tempted to change a bar of Schumann’s orchestration- his ear for color is too imaginative and inspired, and it has just never been necessary.”
NEWS AND REVIEWS