Schumann Focus: Concert 1

Dudamel and Mitsuko Uchida – one of the world’s foremost Schumann interpreters – reveal the Romantic great.

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  • SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto
  • SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 1, "Spring"


  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Mitsuko Uchida piano

About This Performance


Although his life was difficult, to say the least, ending prematurely in madness, Robert Schumann nonetheless composed music that elevates us through its pure spirit and unique personal character. Over three weekends, Gustavo Dudamel delves deeply into Schumann’s four symphonies, two greatest concertos, and a rarely heard oratorio, offering us a portrait of the man through his finest creations.

Joining these programs for Schumann’s only Piano Concerto is the remarkable Mitsuko Uchida, acknowledged as one of the foremost interpreters of Schumann’s keyboard music. The Concerto itself is an absolute masterpiece of mid-19th-century composition and an ideal way to become acquainted with Schumann’s writing.

Astonishingly, the “Spring” Symphony was sketched in only four days. In it, the composer was attempting to capture the anticipation and arrival of springtime, with all its attendant feelings.

Schumann Focus is supported by an Edgerton Foundation grant.

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