Photo: Anton Dressler
The Argentinian pianist plays Beethoven and Robert Schumann.
Sunday 7 May 2023 15.00Ends approximately 17.00
Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter drew the interest of the world in 2006, when she won the Gilmore Artist Award, which only a handful of pianists have done. She was also the first ever female musician to win the award. She has performed at Konserthuset Stockholm before, but now for the first time, we hear her in her own recital.
Fliter has been praised for her recordings of Beethoven’s best-known sonatas. Here she tackles the eighteenth in E-flat major, which is occasionally referred to as The Hunt, due to its urgent and hectic final movement. At this concert, it is paired with Robert Schumann’s imaginative Sonata in G minor, which Clara Schumann “very much looked forward to” her husband Robert completing.
We also hear Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes, one of the most striking and diverse piano pieces of the nineteenth century. It is magnificent and virtuosic, and demonstrates the power of the piano and potential of the full orchestra in every way. The pieces are structured as variations, most based on a theme by Baron von Fricken, an amateur flute player whose daughter Schumann had a love affair with before falling madly in love with Clara, whom he married.
The musicApproximate times
Robert Schumann Kinderszenen for piano19 min
Robert Schumann Piano Sonata No. 2 in g minor18 min
Robert Schumann Symphonic Etudes for piano op 1323 min
- Ingrid Fliter piano