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Schumann: Märchenbilder for Viola and Piano, Op. 113


Matthew Lipman, viola
Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Performance Date

November 15, 2022

About this video

Robert Schumann: Märchenbilder for Viola and Piano, Op. 113 (1851)

Recorded live in Alice Tully Hall on November 15, 2022

Video produced by Ibis Productions.

Matthew Lipman, viola; Gilles Vonsattel, piano


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