Robin Zebaida plays Schumann's Toccata
Described by the composer as "perhaps among the most difficult works", Schumann's Toccata was completed in 1836. Unstoppable and effervescent, some of its harmonies and syncopated rhythms verge on the jazzy. Discover, uniquely in this performance by a still very young Robin Zebaida, in Hong Kong in 1988, the only way to play the last chord as Schumann wrote it!
Robin Zebaida plays Anatol Liadov's Prelude in B minor, Op 11, no 1
Anatol Liadov, who died 100 years ago in 1914, was born in 1855, roughly halfway between Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. The sweeping gestures and extravagant scale of his more illustrious compatriots were largely alien to Liadov, a miniaturist par excellence. Simplicity is the hallmark of Liadov's compositions, and the vast majority of his works last for just a few minutes.