Saturday July 7 @ 2PM
BHSU Meier Hall
Sunday July 8 @ 2PM
First Presbyterian Church
$5 Children & Students with valid Student ID
$30 Advance Purchase "Unrequited Love" and "Fantasies & Fireworks"
Unlike many of our previous "travel through time"-style programs, this program is unique in that it seeks to explore the interpersonal relationships of two of the most prominent 19th century German composers, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms and the complex influence of Robert Schumann's wife, Clara Schumann. Brahms counted Robert Schumann amongst one of his closest friends, but their friendship was far from simple. Upon Robert Schumann's admission into the asylum after an attempted suicide, Brahms and Clara Schumann's friendship blossomed into a complex interplay of platonic and unrequited love.
This program will feature Johannes Brahms' Piano Trio in C Minor, Selected Songs by Clara Schumann (with Guest Artist Dr. Melissa Bumbach), and Robert Schumann's Piano Quartet in Eb Major.
For further reading on the relationships between these composers, visit www.brainpickings.org/2017/02/21/clara-schumann-johannes-brahms-letters
Brahms Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101
Schumann Piano Quartet, Op. 47 in E-flat Major
Clara Schumann - Work TBD