Brahms & The Schumanns

12
Jun
2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10036

Brahms & The Schumanns

Romanticism itself couldn’t have written a better drama: Brahms, Clara Schumann, and Robert Schumann as the closest friends and confidants; Robert declaring Brahms the heir of Beethoven, making him famous, before ending up in a mental asylum; Brahms and Clara flirting with love.  In this program, two works by Brahms and two by the Schumanns conjure the composers’ entangled relationships.  The “Scherzo” from the Sonatensatz in C Minor was Brahms’ contribution to a fascinating  creation—a collaborative musical gift written for the violinist Joseph Joachim—that also featured  movements by Robert Schumann and Albert Hermann Dietrich. In Robert Schumann’s Piano Trio No.1, the most revered by the composer, pathos reigns from the start. Clara Schumann’s sumptuous Romances for Violin are among the last pieces she wrote—charming and inventive. And in Brahms’ Horn Trio, Op.40, a theme dating from the year of his first encounter with the Schumanns finds sumptuous form.

PROGRAM
JOHANNES BRAHMS “Scherzo” from Sonatensatz in C Minor
ROBERT SCHUMANN Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 63
CLARA SCHUMANN Romances for Violin, Op. 22
JOHANNES BRAHMS Horn Trio, Op. 40

PERFORMERS
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble
Pedja Muzijevic, piano

This program is part of the Facets of Brahms festival. Subscriptions on sale now.



Cost: Series Subscriptions:$120/$96


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