Neuburger Recital

Mood swings, infinite reciprocity of poetry and music: Heinz Hollinger’s music was in training for a long time with that of Robert Schumann. At the heart of his majestic Partita for piano, the Swiss composer makes Sphynx resound, evocative of Schumann’s Carnaval: a few note-letters signed by a secret author for an entire series.

Jean-Frédéric NeuburgerJean-Frédéric Neuburger © Carole Bellaiche

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger’s recital opens with the piano of Robert Platz, completely modified by computers but without the assistance of any loudspeakers, and ends in the fantastic universe of Kreisleriana. Schumann was inspired by the odd wanderings and pirouettes of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s character Johannes Kreisler: the grotesque is interrupted by dreams, the spirit suspended by the “once upon a times” repeated from childhood.

  • Robert HP Platz Branenwelten 6, French Premiere
  • Robert Schumann Kinderszenen op. 15, Kreisleriana
  • Heinz Holliger Prélude, Barcarolle, Sphynx 1, Csardas from Partita for piano

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger piano
IRCAM Computer Music Design Robin Meier

An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou production. With the support of Pro Helvetia, Fondation suisse pour la culture.