Dr. Luis Dias will present 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 features 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.

The preceding talk will discuss the background to these works.


Venue: Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Porvorim Goa, India. 8 June 2010, 5.30 pm    Tel: +91 832 2417772