Beloved Clara: the story of Brahms and the Schumanns
Delicately bringing their captivating story to life, this showcase memorialises the sometimes turbulent marriage of Robert and Clara, the arrival of 21 year old Johannes Brahms into their household, Robert's decline into mental illness and the deepening relationship between Clara and Brahms. Born Clara Wieck, Clara Schumann was an extraordinary woman, the first female concert pianist and heralded as ?the next Mozart'. She was also an extraordinarily talented composer and muse to two giants of the Romantic school. In Beloved Clara, her much revered story is told through both music and readings, with each piece of music reflecting the moods of the readings.
Archive :: production:T995405639, concert:S01106168961, venue:V923
Last seen here in 2006, Beloved Clara tells the story of the intricate and complex relationship between Brahms, Clara and Robert Schumann, which has fascinated music lovers for years. As three of the nineteenth century’s most prolific musicians they hold an unparalleled position in music history and we owe much of what is known about them to the extensive letters and diaries they kept. Lucy will be joined on stage by the celebrated actors Henry Goodman* and Dame Harriet Walter*. Do join us on this special evening to help raise funds for your local theatre.. Henry Goodman and Dame Harriet Walter appear subject to availability. A special event in aid of the House Development Fund.