Classical pianist Miloš Popović revisits the works of two major figures of Romanticism: Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann. An exclusive concert at TheMerode.
In this recital, Miloš Popović will mirror two immense works of rare inventiveness, which touch the highest part of ourselves: Schubert’s Sonata in A minor D. 537 and Schumann’s Carnaval Op.9.
Who was the most emblematic representative of German Romanticism, Franz Schubert or Robert Schumann?
One sought to express a universe of intimate emotions, poetic reveries of a secret and delicate depth; the other exalted a passionate romanticism, nourished by an exacerbated power and imagination. Both captured with equal genius the incandescence of the heart, all the torments and impulses of the soul.
About the works:
Schubert's Sonata in A minor D. 537 is an early masterpiece of bold contrasts. It opens with a sort of whimsical ball, then becomes alternately brilliant and dark, joyous or tragic in intensity, stormy or radiantly lyrical.
In Carnaval, Schumann brings together short, shimmering and dizzying pieces. These fleeting visions evoke a masked festival full of gaiety and tenderness. Many characters from the commedia dell'arte come together, such as Harlequin, Pierrot and Colombine.
Miloš Popović has extensive stage experience, playing regularly as soloist or accompanist with orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, the McGill Chamber Orchestra and the Antwerp Philharmonic, under conductors including Augustin Dumay, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Boris Brott and François Deppe.
From 2004 to 2007, Miloš Popović was in residence at the Chapelle musicale Reine Elisabeth under the aegis of Abdel Rahman El Bacha.
Since 2012 Miloš regularly gives masterclasses at the "Kosta Manojlović" music school in Belgrade. Since 2015, together with Maria-Joao Pires, they have been giving workshops internationally.