The works of Robert Schumann are the epitome of Romantic classical music! We will do a condensed version of our 3-Concert festival in two days. We'll have to leave a few masterpieces out but you won't know what you have missed! We will definitely include the gorgeous first Trio, the super-romantic Piano Quartet and the ever-so-popular Piano Quintet. Catherine will grace us with some solo piano works: the Kinderszenen and/or the Fantasy. Schumann was a very accomplished pianist himself and of course, his beloved wife, Clara, was an international soloist.
We will also have the chance to tell some fascinating anecdotes of Schumann's life. He was such an important figure in the Romantic movement of the 19th century, both musically and intellectually. His music is not only beautiful but VERY sensitive. It is exhausting to perform because of the constant emotional charge every phrase has. And if you are sensitive yourself, you can't help being completely taken in to the emotional voyage, both as a performer and a listener. Come rested and prepared!!
Chamber Music I. Monday 14th of August, 7:00 p.m.
"For the Love of Clara"
Chamber Music II. Tuesday 15th of August, 7:00 p.m.