Charles Neidich, clarinet
Robert Levin, piano
Sunday, December, 2012,
at 3:00 p.m.
Monday, December, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.
The Collection will present clarinetist Charles Neidich and pianist Robert Levin in two performances of the same program (December 2 at 3:00 pm and December 3, at 8:00 pm). The program will feature works by Schumann and Brahms.
Hailed by the New Yorker as “ a master of his instrument and beyond a clarinetist,” Charles Neidich regularly appears as soloist and as collaborator in chamber music with leading ensembles including the Saint Louis Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, and Deutsches Philharmonic, along with the Juilliard, Guarneri, Brentano, American String Quartets and many others. Known as a leading exponent of period instrument performance practice, he has performed his restoration of the Mozart Concerto throughout the world both on modern and period instruments.
One of America’s leading keyboard artists, Robert Levin is equally at home at the harpsichord, the fortepiano, and the modern piano as a recitalist, concerto performer, and chamber musician. He is also recognized as an authoritative scholar on the Classical and Baroque periods. Robert Levin is best known as a Mozart pianist and scholar. He has written cadenzas to many of the master’s concertos (including the piano, violin, and horn concertos); he has published embellishments of Mozart solo parts; and he hasw written several reconstructions and completions of Mozart works. His completion of Mozart’s Requiem won wide critical acclaim after its premiere by Helmuth Rilling at the European Music Festival in Stuttgart in August 1991. He has published many scholarly studies, with a special concentration on performance practice.