Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
City of Westminster



Robert SchumannPiano Concerto in A minor, Op.54


Howard Shelley – piano

London Mozart Players

Programme Note

*** Cancelled ***

The second Piano Explored lunchtime concert of 2021 features an unashamedly Romantic work that mirrors the marriage of the composer Robert Schumann and his wife Clara. Begun as a one-movement work the year they married, Schumann developed it into a full concerto five years (and four children) later. Expressive and intimate in places, joyful and passionate in others, the work maintains a spirited conversation between piano and orchestra that culminates in a truly exhilarating finale. Howard has described his partnership with LMP (45 years and counting), as ‘a marriage’, so this is a perfect fit for their seventh series of Piano Explored.  Join the LMP and Howard Shelley for ‘the best lunch-hour in town’ (International Piano).

‘How he manages to play with such conviction and apparent ease while conducting from the keyboard with such precision and sensitivity is one of the musical marvels of the age’

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