“Have you read Adorno on Schumann’s Fantasia in C Major? He talks of his twilight. It’s not Schumann bereft of reason, but just before. A fraction before. He knows he’s losing his mind. It torments him but he clings on one last time. It’s being aware of what it means to lose oneself before being […]
Watch Hélène Grimaud play the Adagio from Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 23, which recorded for her new album marking two ‘firsts’ for Hélène Grimaud – her first live DG recording and her first ever Mozart concerto recording.