‘What would happen if we got together Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, Dvorak, Gershwin and Ives for a posthumous jam session?
I am not so sure such a gathering would necessarily ooze warmth - Beethoven and Chopin might not get along socially - but one thing is almost certain. They would all relish a good improvisation.
There is a rush that comes with losing yourself in an improvisation - the liberating feeling you get when that thing you are making up on the spot seems to take on a life of its own while you are just tagging along (there is also the thrill in the risk that whole thing might fall flat at any moment). I have loved it ever since’ Shai Wosner. Shai Wosner presents another thought provoking and highly original programme that will challenge the listener’s perceptions of these composers – composers you seldom find together in recital programmes.