OK, dear readers, this is one of those I-don’t-have-anything-to-post posts, but since I said I’d post something everyday, here goes.
Robert Schumann. The most tender and sensual of composers? Certainly the most tender. I started students on the Fantasy Pieces and the first movement of the Concerto over the last two days. So much coor and nuance and emotional complexity to explore. Bliss, really. And today I was at a guest lecture on Schumann lieder, and the recorded Dichterliebe excerpts were entrancing; I haven’t had a big Schumann phase for many years; one is obviously coming on.
There’s no one I’d rather be under the spell of.