Past Event

Canceled: Sacred Music at Columbia: A Psychiatric Exploration of Robert Schumann

March 26, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
St. Paul's Chapel, 1160 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. We hope to reschedule for another date in the future. Free and open to the public; no tickets needed. MUSIC, MOOD SWINGS AND MADNESS: A PSYCHIATRIC EXPLORATION OF ROBERT SCHUMANN Juilliard trained concert pianist and Harvard educated psychiatrist Dr. Richard Kogan presents a program that explores the connection between the troubled mind and the creative output of the great 19th century German composer Robert Schumann. Dr. Kogan explores how the racing thoughts and sharpened imagination of Schumann’s hypomanic states brought about prodigious bursts of creativity — until the onset of psychosis led to Schumann’s tragic final years in an insane asylum. The program will be illuminated by piano performances of Schumann masterpieces including Carnaval and Fantasy in C. “Through a unique combination of brilliant psychiatric insights and superb musicianship, Richard Kogan presents a rich multidimensional portrait revealing some of the most intimate sources of Schumann’s enormous creativity, imagination and artistry” -Yo-Yo Ma

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Julian Bennett Holmes