Ian Hobson Performs Robert Schumann Cycle at Tenri Cultural Institute
Friday September 29, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$40
The immensely versatile and internationally lauded pianist and conductor Ian Hobson, whose playing has been described by Gramophone as “intensely alive to expressive nuance, textural clarity and elastic shaping,” continues his Robert Schumann Cycle recital series on Friday evening, September 29, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., at New York’s Tenri Cultural Institute. The Schumann Cycle is devoted to the composer’s entire solo piano and chamber works with piano.
Entitled Variations, the full program follows:
Abegg variations, Op. 1
Impromptus on a theme of Clara Wieck, Op. 5
Variations on a theme of Beethoven, WoO 31
Variations on a theme of Chopin, Anh. F26
Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
Commenting on Mr. Hobosn’s Humoreske in his last Schumann Cycle concert in April 2023, Harry Rolnick wrote in ConcertoNet: “This was also Ian Hobson at his greatest. Not monumental pianism, not pictures of corteges or romance. Rather, Mr. Hobson was able to tie each short section together, as if foreordained.” (April 21, 2023)
Pianist and conductor Ian Hobson—called “powerful and persuasive” by The New York Times— is recognized internationally for his command of an extraordinarily comprehensive repertoire, his consummate performances of the Romantic masters, his deft and idiomatic readings of neglected piano music old and new, and his assured conducting from both the piano and the podium. As of September 2023, Maestro Hobson has been appointed Guest Conductor of the esteemed Sinfonia Varsovia.