Schumann’s lilting, effervescent concerto started out as a shorter piece, but virtuoso pianist Clara Wieck—his wife—urged him to expand it. Fortunate decision, that, as it has long ranked among the world’s most beloved concertos. Jonathan Biss, hailed as a “musician’s musician,” does the honors. Schubert wrote this jubilant, warm-hearted Third Symphony at 18.
The Thursday Matinee concerts are endowed by a gift in memory of Rhoda Goldman.
“[Biss] played as if inspired by the rich unfolding of poetic and exhilarating material.”
—CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
San Francisco Symphony
All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.
Concert is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.