Epsiode 5: Clara Schumann
Friday 6 September 2019
Clara Schumann was one of the most successful concert performers of the 19th century, lauded across Europe as the ‘Queen of the piano’. She was also a skilled composer, but her music was forgotten for years in favour of her husband’s significant and celebrated output. However, in recent years, her music has been brought back into the classical music canon and audiences have delighted in discovering her long unheard compositions.
To celebrate the bicentennial year since her birth, ANAM is presenting a program of her music. Hear music researcher Sarah Kirby, Resident Violin Faculty Robin Wilson, and ANAM violist Molly Collier-O’Boyle, talk about Clara’s virtuosity in performance and composition.
Written, edited and produced by Madi Chwasta
Music performed by ANAM musicians