Mention Bauhaus and people think of white, flat-roofed buildings with frameless doors and windows. Or they associate the name with tubular steel furniture and streamlined utilitarian objects made of metal and glass. Bauhaus became a style, a byword for modernism. But when the Staatliches Bauhaus institution opened 100 years ago on April 1, 1919 in Weimar, in central Germany, it was just another art school in a fairly provincial town.
An all-too-rare perfect recital given by a formidable musician.