Concert

C. & R. Schumann #3

Brahms - Schumann

22 – 23 April 2021

The First Piano Concerto, composed by Clara Wieck (1835) before she was Clara Schumann, is a sixteen-year-old girl's work, admired by both Goethe and Liszt. A few years later, she wrote in her diary: "I once believed I had creative talent, but I have given up that idea. A woman should not compose. None has ever been able to. Why should I be the exception?" Performed here by the young piano prodigy Mariam Batsashvili, this concerto comes to us like a sublime dream come true.

Robert Schumann composed his First Symphony (1841) in the bliss of the first months of his marriage. The piano having - in his own words - become too small to contain his ideas, it was time to move on to orchestral music and assert himself to the public. This so-called Spring Symphony marked a turning point in his career.

The Schumann couple had developed a deep friendship with Brahms, an emotional and artistic relationship that continued after Robert's death. The evening opens with Brahms' Tragic Overture (1880) like a gripping prologue to the story of Clara and Robert.

Lorraine National Opera Orchestra

Conductor

Jordan de Souza

Piano

Mariam Batsashvili


Johannes Brahms

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Clara Schumann

Piano Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 7

Robert Schumann

Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 38, known as The Spring Symphony

Calendar

  • Thu. 22 April 2021
    19:30
    Poirel Hall
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  • Fri. 23 April 2021
    20:30
    Poirel Hall
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