Beloved Clara: the story of Brahms and the Schumanns

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Opened 18 Jan 2014
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

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.