C. & R. Schumann #3

Mendelssohn-Hensel - Schumann - Mendelssohn

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.


The concert C. & R. Schumann #3 will be recorded and broadcasted on the local radios. We will inform you of the broadcast's date soon.

Lorraine National Opera Orchestra


Marta Gardolińska


Mariam Batsashvili

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel

Opening in C major

Clara Schumann

Piano Concerto No. 1 in A minor

Felix Mendelssohn

Italian Symphony


  • Thu. 22 April 2021
    Poirel Hall
  • Fri. 23 April 2021
    Poirel Hall

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