February 07, 2018 at St John’s Smith Square in London.
Helmchen has built an enviable reputation particularly in the classical and romantic repertoire. Schumann’s Novelletten form the largest and the least known among Schumann’s major piano cycles with the music clearly written in an exultant mood. In the second half we hear Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, a startlingly original masterpiece filled with power, wit and virtuosity.
Schumann: Novellette in F, Op.21 No.1; Novellette in D, Op.21 No.2; Novellette in D, Op.21 No.5; Novellette in F sharp minor, Op.21 No.8
Beethoven: 33 Variations on a waltz by Diabelli, Op.120
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