Classical music up close and personal

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the Absolute Music Chamber Series - classical chamber music with a difference!  Come enjoy an eclectic experience unlike any other in the Lansing area. Concerts are held in the intimate and acoustically superior Absolute Gallery in Lansing's Old Town.


The audience sits among works of art and only a few feet from the musicians who perform favorite selections with great passion and skill. In fact, a number of patrons have said the Absolute Gallery setting has allowed them to "connect" with the performers in ways not experienced elsewhere.


As in the European soirée tradition, light refreshments are served following each concert giving patrons the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists.

In a letter to  his wife Clara Wieck, Schumann reveals that she has figured largely in the composition of Kreisleriana: "I'm overflowing with music and beautiful melodies now - imagine, since my last letter I've finished another whole notebook of new pieces. I intend to call it Kreisleriana. You and one of your ideas play the main role in it, and I want to dedicate it to you - yes, to you and nobody else - and then you will smile so sweetly when you discover yourself in it." Norman Carey

February 26, 2016

The Romantic Piano Music of Robert Schumann: Kreisleriana

Robert Schumann

Clara Wieck

Genadi Zagor, piano

Program Notes


The Romantic Piano Music of Robert Schumann: Kreisleriana


Symphonische Etüden, op.13

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)


Kreisleriana, op.16 (Phantasien für das Pianoforte)

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)






Jody Knol, concert guide