History Hour 57 – “Robert Schuman Birth Centennial” by Dr. Luis Dias held on Tuesday, 8th June, 2010.

Dr. Luis Dias presented two short films featuring works of Robert Schumann, preceded by a small talk, on the occasion of Schumann’s birth bicentenary, which is being celebrated the world over by music lovers.

The first film clip featured Lang Lang playing the Abegg Variations, Schumann’s first published work, a witty musical cryptogram that has five notes as its nucleus.

The second film clip has Sir Clifford Curzon playing Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood). A suite of 13 pieces that showcases Schumann’s musical imagination at the peak of its musical clarity.  

Dr. Luis Dias is a physician, musician and history enthusiast. He has recently relocated to Goa, having lived and worked in the UK for a decade. He has played in several orchestras and chamber ensembles in England and India. Despite the demands of a hectic medical career, he pursued the serious study of music by attending music camps, workshops and lectures all over Europe. He has studied conducting and orchestration with Alan Hazeldine, and violin with Joseph Wolfe. Dr. Dias is currently pursuing his love of music, music appreciation, writing and photography.

Dr. Luis Dias
P.C. Childsplayindia.org

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