By Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk
Trial and adversity sometimes produces great art.
Ludwig van Beethoven
endured the loss of his hearing. Robert Schumann suffered the loss of his
sanity and, eventually, his life. Both of their miseries lasted a lifetime. But
the work the produced lasts forever.
Helmchen, a German-born, prize-winning pianist, made his debut in DeVos
Performance Hall on Friday, March 18, to give an insightful performance of
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No....