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Claire Désert / Jean-Baptiste Millot

Listen again to Claire Désert's concert on Auvio (RTBF)

French pianist Claire Désert is an avid performer of Robert Schumann's piano music, as is borne out by her various award-winning recordings dedicated to his music. In 2021 she plans to release a new Schumann album, which she will record this summer at Flagey and of which we will hear a preview this evening. She will be combining his passionate music with Beethoven's famous Tempest (Der Sturm) Sonata and the music of one of today's most celebrated composers, Jörg Widmann.

Listen again to Claire Désert's concert on Auvio


Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata Nr. 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2, “Der Sturm”
Robert Schumann, Etudes in Variation Form on a Theme by Beethoven, WoO 31
Jörg Widmann, selection from Elf Humoresken (Nr. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7) 
Robert Schumann, Fantasie in D major, Op. 17