Pianist Carlo Grante to Perform Three-Concert Series
Italian pianist Carlo Grante will present a three-concert series entitled “Masters of High Romanticism” at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City during the 2014-2015 concert season.
Each program will be devoted to a single Romantic-era composer: Frédéric Chopin (Friday, October 31, 2014), Robert Schumann (Monday, December 15, 2014) and Johannes Brahms (Tuesday, February 10, 2015).
“The composers featured in ‘Masters of High Romanticism’ are piano giants,” Mr. Grante says, “embodying the core of Romantic music at its most expressive. Each concert is devoted to works by a single composer, to highlight the unique contribution of each to the evolution of form: the narrative, dancing, dreaming sound-world of Chopin, who virtually invented the Ballade as a musical genre and emancipated the Scherzo from its origins in dance; Schumann’s creative expansion of sonata-form into a journey of heroic proportions; and the inventiveness of Brahms’s variation style, revitalizing an old form with the quintessence of his instrumental genius.
“While each program will provide a full musical experience,” he continues, “the three-concert series is intended to present a kind of guided tour through the mind of the Romantic musical creative artist, whose goal was the most direct, intimate communication involving three parties: the composer, the performer and the listener.”
“Masters of High Romanticism” will also be presented in Vienna at the Musikverein’s Brahms-Saal (October 24 and December 5, 2014, and March 13, 2015) and in Berlin at the Philharmonie’s Kammermusiksaal (January 14, February 26 and April 12, 2015).