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Daniel Barenboim plays Schumann – solo and quintet

The idea of asking the string section leaders of the Staatskapelle Berlin to form a quartet came from Music Director Barenboim himself a decade ago. In this concert, he plays solo piano pieces by Schumann and is then joined by the Staatskapelle Quartet to perform the composer’s famous Piano Quintet which was premiered by Schumann’s pianist wife Clara in 1843.