A Tempo: Steven Isserlis Revisits Schumann's 'Advice to Young Musicians'

Dec 21, 2017

Robert Schumann wrote his Advice to Young Musicians in 1848 to share his thoughts and inspire the next generation of musicians. Now, cellist Steven Isserlis has revisited this collection of aphorisms and practical advice, presenting them in an updated form and adding his own thoughts in an effort to reach today's aspiring musicians. This Saturday on A Tempo (12/23 at 7 pm), host Rachel Katz interviews Isserlis about this endeavor, and some of his other children's books on musical themes. 

Credit Joanna Bergin

(Correction note: An earlier version of this post said Schumann wrote the work in 1850; that was the year it was published).