Robert Schumann's famous Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, is not a traditional virtuoso showpiece but a cooperative venture between the soloist and the orchestra. This new relationship transported the piano concerto into the realm of symphonic music.
The German musicologist Wulf Konold explains the special features of the composition using concert footage of the Argentinean piano virtuoso Martha Argerich.
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly
Orchestre National de la RTF, Manuel Rosenthal