Germany - a land of rivers and mountains, folklore and fantasy. A land where magnificent castles stand guard over the Rhine, where the creatures of fairytales might still lurk in caverns and forests - and where the spirit of Romanticism was born. Above all, a land of music - from the comforting pastoral landscapes of Bach to the great Romantic composers: Mendelssohns warm lyricism, the eerie twilit world of Webers Magic Huntsman, who sells his sole to the Devil, Schumanns majestic evocation of the Rhenish landscape contrasted with his charming vignette of peasants, soldiers and ghostly horseman, the passionate melodies of List. And the greatest Romantic of them all - Richard Wagner, whose vast musical universe encompassed tales of medieval chivalry, giants, gods, heroes, dwarfs, magic love potions and flying horsewoman. Play the music, and imagine yourself on the banks of the sparkling Rhine, in a land of magic and mystery.
Play Romantic Germany (piano)