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concert Andris Nelsons conducts Clara Schumann, Betsy Jolas, and Robert Schumann — With Lauma Skride Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Andris Nelsons conducts Clara Schumann, Betsy Jolas, and Robert Schumann — With Lauma Skride Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

About

If Google had existed in the early 1800s, Clara Schumann (née Wieck) would likely have been a more popular search term than her husband Robert. Revered by the likes of Goethe, Paganini, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, and Brahms, Clara mounted a lifelong career as teacher, composer, editor, and performer in the face of great difficulties—as a child and, later, during her marriage to Robert, whose battle with mental illness marked their final years together.

Clara is one of the distinguished Leipzig residents spotlighted in this program by the city’s fabled Gewandhausorchester. In 1835, aged just 15, the Leipzig-born prodigy premiered her Piano Concerto, profound and romantic, with the very same orchestra under Felix Mendelssohn. Latvian pianist Lauma Skride performs the concerto with finesse and facility alongside the evergreen ensemble, led today by Kapellmeister Andris Nelsons.

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Cast

  • Lauma Skride | Pianist

Program

  • Betsy Jolas, Letters from Bachville
  • Clara Schumann, Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 7
    • 1. Allegro maestoso
    • 2. Romanze: Andante non troppo con grazia
    • 3. Finale: Allegro non troppo – Allegro molto
  • Robert Schumann / Clara Schumann, Widmung (arr. for piano)
  • Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38, "Spring"
    • 1. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace
    • 2. Larghetto - attacca
    • 3. Scherzo: Molto vivace
    • 4. Allegro animato e grazioso

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Ute Feudel
  • Venue: Gewandhaus Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany)
  • Production date: 2019
  • Duration: 1 h 20 min
  • Production: © Accentus Music
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