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documentary A Letter to Clara – With Hélène Grimaud A reflection on love and music

A reflection on love and music

A Letter to Clara – With Hélène Grimaud A reflection on love and music


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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  • Jerzy May | Narrator
  • Elsa Hanewinkel | Clara Schumann
  • Volker J. Ringe | Robert Schumann
  • Sebastian Mirow | Johannes Brahms
  • SWR Orchestra
  • Michael Gielen | Conductor


  • Robert Schumann, Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94
  • Clara Schumann, Lieder, Op.12
  • Robert Schumann, Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54
  • Johannes Brahms, Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38


  • Directed by:
    • Benedict Mirow
  • Production date: 2006
  • Duration: 45 min
  • Production: © Loft Music and Night Frog
  • Available version(s): EN
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