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Robert Schumann – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54: great compositions/performances

Robert Schumann – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54

A wonderful encounter with Valentina Lisitsa

Here’s my video-portrait of piano genius Valentina Lisitsa, my favourite classical pianist and certainly one of the very best classical pianists the world has ever witnessed.
I interviewed and filmed Valentina on 2 April 2009 in London. I’ve combined my material from London with dvd-material and pictures of Valentina (all used with permission) and I hope the result shows both Valentina’s immense musical powers as well as her friendly, spontaneous, energetic and witty nature… she’s such a delightful person. 
Apart from this portrait I’ve published the complete pieces of music Valentina played during the interview (4x Rachmaninoff and 1x Schumann) elsewhere on my Youtube-channel. Check them out, they’re all great performances!
It was so much fun meeting Valentina and producing this video! 🙂
Hope you’ll enjoy this video and look out for your response.
[Pieter de Rooij, 15-6-2009]