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Concert: The Musical Love Letters of Robert, Clara, and Johannes

October 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This concert tells the story of three very closely linked composers. Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck were married and had seven children together. Robert was mentor to Johannes Brahms and a very close friendship of many years ensued between Johannes and Clara. Some believe that he was in love with her, but whether or not this was the case, their respect, admiration, and love for one another was made evident through countless letters and his loyalty and care for her through Robert’s illness and eventual death. Both Robert and Johannes dedicated piano works to Clara, and Clara did the same for Johannes. These can be seen as love letters in musical form.

Doors open at 5:45. Refreshments will be served!

Students, Seniors, and Society Members: $20. General: $25. Door: $30.

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Nelson Ojeda Valdés, piano
Sarah Ittoop, soprano
David Newtown, cello



Widmung dedicated to Clara for their wedding day (arranged for piano solo by Franz Liszt)
Fantasy Pieces Opus 73 (cello and piano)

  1. Zart und mit Ausdruck
  2. Lebhaft, leicht
  3. Rasch und mit Feuer


Six Lieder Op 13 (soprano and piano)

  1. Ice stand in dunklen Traumen
  2. Sie liebten sich beiden
  3. Liebenszauber
  4. Der Mond kommt still gegangen
  5. Ich hab’ in deinem Auge
  6. Die stille Lotosblume


Intermezzo in A Major Opus 118 No. 2 – dedicated to Clara (piano solo)
Two Songs Opus 91 (soprano, piano, and cello)

  1. Gestillte Sehnsucht
  2. Geistliches Wiegenlied


October 21, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor)
2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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