Elizabeth Beilman on Schumann’s Fairy Tales

Elizabeth Beilman will be presenting Robert Schumann’s Märchenbilder as part of Utah Viola Society’s Spring Recital. (In case you aren’t able to attend our exceptional program, you can see Elizabeth perform this work on March 5 for the NOVA Chamber Music Series.)

“I love that the Schumann is made up of four short movements with completely different characters, so it really challenges me to expand my musical color palette.

In particular, the second movement makes me think of a hunt on horseback. I’m trying to imitate the sound of horns heralding the start of the hunt.
 
My teacher, Don McInnes, always looked to singers for inspiration when it comes to tone color.  For me, the last movement of the Schumann makes me think of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s rich baritone voice.”

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Julie Edwards is a violist in the Utah Symphony.

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