Music: Sun Feb 6


The passionate piano music of Robert and Clara Schumann seems to embody desire and longing. Robert was a piano student of Clara’s father, Friedrich Wieck, when he decided to make music his vocation rather than the carrier in law his family had envisioned for him. Clara, 9 years Robert’s junior, was one of Europe’s most brilliant child prodigies. Her father opposed the burgeoning romance between the two, and forbade them to continuing meeting. Throughout the 1830’s, Robert and Clara would correspond, sharing musical manuscripts which revealed a powerful mutual influence along with occasional hidden messages. Read on for programming details, and stay tuned for spoken introductions.


Gathering Music: Adam Kent, piano

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

I.               Ausserst bewegt

II.              Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch



Opening Music: CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas; Kim Force, soprano
Rockin' Robin

 J. Thomas, arr. by Roger Emerson


Musical Meditation:
Mazurka in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 3      

                                                                        Clara Wieck Schumann



Carnaval, Op. 9



Mazurka in G Major, Op. 6, No. 5

                                                                        Clara Wieck Schumann

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