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CLARA SCHUMANN’S LIFE AND LOVE
TUESDAY, DEC 10 2019, 07:00 PM
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann’s birth in 2019, Elisabeth Eschwé has created a scenic piano recital, staging Clara Schumann from her early childhood under the tutorial guidance of her father Friedrich Wieck, to the celebrated prodigy, secret fiancé and wife of Robert Schumann, to a grief stricken mother and widow, and finally her years as internationally renowned pianist and lifelong friend of Johannes Brahms.
Elisabeth Eschwé will read from Clara Schumann's letters and diaries and perform excerpts from the following piano works:
Robert Schumann: Papillons Op. 2/1,2,3,4
Clara Wieck: Caprice en forme de valse Op. 6 in C Major
Robert Schumann: from Carnaval Op. 9 “Chiarina, Aveu”
Robert Schumann: Introduction of the f sharp minor Sonata
Robert Schumann: Fantasiestück Op.12 “Why”
Clara Wieck: Caprice en forme de valse Op. 6 in A flat Major
Robert Schumann: Novelette Op.21/1
Clara Schumann: Agitato Op.21/3
Clara Schumann: In loving remembrance, Op. posth.
Johannes Brahms: Variations Op.9 on a theme by Schumann, #theme,1,4,14,15
Clara Schumann: Intermezzo to Johannes Brahms Op.21/3
Johannes Brahms: Two Waltzes Op. 39
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo Op.117/2 in a minor
Johannes Brahms: Capriccio Op. 116/7 in d minor
Image Credit: Elisabeth Eschwé