Artists

Denis Kozhukhin

Piano

Program

Robert Schumann

Scenes from Childhood Op. 15

Jörg Widmann

Circus Dances

Suite for Piano

Pjotr Tchaikovsky

Children's Album Op. 39

Maurice Ravel

La Valse – Poème choréographique

Arrangement for Piano

Approximate running time: 1h 45m without intermission

“Like an echo of the words you once wrote me to the effect that ‘you considered me at times almost like a child’”—this is how Robert Schumann described his Kinderszenen (“Scenes from Childhood”) to his fiancée Clara Wieck in 1838. Denis Kozhukhin combines the cycle of 13 miniatures with Tchaikovsky’s Children’s Album, a “collection of simple pieces for children inspired by Schumann.” Jörg Widmann’s mysterious Zirkustänze (“Circus Dances”) and Ravel’s grotesque La Valse complete the program.