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Marisa Gupta, piano

Angelino-parisian pianist Marisa Gupta presents a refined rendition of Robert Schumann’s Kinderszenen informed by her academic work with historical recordings. Her performance is set in the Pompeian Room of the Doheny Mansion.

Schumann – Kinderszenen

A staple of the solo piano repertoire, the thirteen miniatures of Robert Schumann’s Kinderszenen are intended to capture the experience of childhood. This was not necessarily the experience of domestic bliss. As Marisa explains in her interview, Romantics like Schumann understood the child psyche as a doorway into the artistic subconscious — the unmediated feelings captured in dreams. Such dreamworlds could be peaceful and innocent, as in Schumann’s famous “Träumerei,” or dark and nightmarish, as in “Kind im Einschlummern,” which Marisa hears as the heart of the work.

Movements

Von fremden ländern und Menschen
Kuriose Geschichte
Hasche-Mann
Bittendes Kind
Glückes genug
Wichtige begebenheit
Träumerei
Am Kamin
Ritter vom Steckenpferd
Fast zu ernst
Fürchtenmachen
Kind im Einschlummern
Der Dichter spricht

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