A Letter to Clara – With Hélène Grimaud

A reflection on love and music

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Jerzy May — Narrator
Elsa Hanewinkel — Clara Schumann
Volker J. Ringe — Robert Schumann
Sebastian Mirow — Johannes Brahms
Hélène Grimaud — Pianist
Albrecht Mayer — Oboist
Anne Sofie von Otter — Mezzo-soprano
Truls Mørk — Cellist
Staatskapelle Dresden
Esa-Pekka Salonen — Conductor
SWR Orchestra
Michael Gielen — Conductor

Program notes

Join brilliant French pianist Hélène Grimaud for a captivating journey into the life, loves, and music-making of Clara Schumann. Benedict Mirow’s exquisite documentary film sensitively knits together interviews with Grimaud and her colleagues, excerpts from Grimaud’s performances of works by Clara and Robert Schumann and Brahms, and dramatic readings of the three artists’ letters to one another.

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Directed by:
Benedict Mirow
Production date: 2006
Duration: 45 min
Production: © Loft Music and Night Frog
Resolution: SD