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CLARA SCHUMANN Three Romances for violin and piano Op.22
SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E flat Op.44
BRAHMS Serenade in D Op.11 for chamber ensemble
ARTIST UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 14 MAY, 11.45AM
Unfortunately due to illness, Gemma Rosefield is unable to perform today. We're very grateful to Jesper Svedberg of the Kungsbacka Trio who will be standing in for her this evening. The programme for this evening's concert is unaffected by this change.
Speculation about emotional entanglements always arise when the story is told of the relationship between Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Robert Schumann wrote his impassioned and gloriously melodic Piano Quintet in 1842, dedicating it to his wife Clara, whose own Three Romances were composed in 1853 at a time when Robert's mental health had started to deteriorate. Clara dedicated them to the violinist Joseph Joachim and they often performed them in concerts. Brahms met the Schumanns in 1853 (thanks to a letter of introduction from the famous violinist Joachim), and he became extremely fond of both of them, growing especially close to Clara during Robert’s last illness and remaining lifelong friends after his death. Brahms's grand Serenade was originally written for a chamber ensemble before being recast for orchestra.
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