Pianosummer at New Paltz
Schumann. Fantasie in C Major, Op.17
Schubert. Sonata in B flat Major, D960
Marc-André Hamelin is an accomplished and unrivaled virtuoso when it comes to the renowned works of the established repertoire for piano. He brings to his Caramoor debut one of Schumann’s greatest works for solo piano, central to the early Romantic period, and Schubert’s elegant masterpiece – the last sonata for piano he would ever write. In “Schubert’s Piano Sonata in B-flat … Hamelin’s virtuoso piano technique was fully harnessed in the service of Schubert’s unvirtuosic music, allowing soft playing to make a more penetrating impression than usual” (David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer).