I am often asked 'who is your favorite composer or performer?' and the truth is: I don't have a 'favorite'. I go through phases where I am completely immersed or borderline obsessed by a particular artist; a single genre, musical period, region or country; a composer or host of composers from a similar tradition; or simply by one piece.
Schumann's Fantasiestücke Op. 73 has been one of those pieces (I know, it's not Elliot Carter, but trust me, I went through a Carter-phase when I was playing his cello sonata a few years back!). I've played the Schumann dozens of times but it was a great rediscovery for me when it made its way back into my repertoire last year. I had the chance to record it last month with Romanian pianist Dana Protopopescu. Here's the video, cheers!