Classical Preview: Great names in concert in anniversary year

While the musical world was in the grip of Beethoven mania, two boys were born in 1810 who were to totally to change the face of piano music for ever. Their names were Fryderyk Chopin and Robert Schumann, both destined to live but a very short time.

They were to bring a new freedom of expression and lyrical beauty to the keyboard, helped, in no little way, by the improvements that were being made to the concert instrument.

In the year when we mark their bicentenary in the concert hall and on disc, the pianist, Sarah Beth Briggs, is combining both in a concert of their most popular works, at York's Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall.

 

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