“Beethoven’s music unveils before us the realm of the sublime and the immeasurable. Glowing rays shoot through the darkness of the night and we become aware of giant shadows that rise and fall, enclosing us tighter and tighter, destroying us but not the anguish of infinite longing, in which every passion that rose in jubilant tones swiftly sinks and perishes."
So wrote E.T.A. Hoffmann in his "Kreisleriana", which in turn sparked the inspiration for Schumann's Op.16.
PROGRAMME Schumann: Kreisleriana Op.16 Beethoven: Sonata in F minor, Op.57 "Appassionata" Schubert: Impromptu in G-flat, Op.90