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Thursday, June 26, 2014

ChamberFest Cleveland: Love Triangle
(Community Rental)

 Works by Robert and Clara Schumann & Johannes Brahms

In the spring of 1853, a handsome 20-year-old Johannes Brahms entered the orbit of Robert and Clara Schumann, and thus began one of the most infamous love triangles in musical history. Inspired by their protégé’s youthful genius, both Schumann’s wrote new works that year: Clara’s intricate Romances and Robert’s lighthearted Fairy Tales are elegant and lyrical, yet with dark undercurrents. A decade later, Brahms’s F minor piano quintet embodies this quintessentially Romantic tale, from its yearning unison opening to its tumultuous, breathtaking conclusion. Enjoy excerpts from the personal letters of the protagonists interspersed throughout the concert.

Clara Schumann Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22
Robert Schumann Fairy Tales for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 132
Brahms Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34

Noah Bendix-Balgley, Diana Cohen, Franklin Cohen, Robert deMaine, Yura Lee, Dimitri Murrath, Roman Rabinovich, Amy Schwartz Moretti, Orion Weiss

PRELUDE (7:15pm)
Patrick Castillo reveals the profound affection shared between Brahms and the Schumanns.

Have a CFC question? After the show, stay for a chat with festival creators Diana and Franklin Cohen.

General Admission: $40.00
Young Professional*: $25.00
Student**: $10.00

*(Under 35: Limited Supply)
**(With Valid ID: Limited Supply)

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Location: Mixon hall
Price: $10 - $40
Sponsor: Cleveland Institute of Music
Contact: ChamberFest Cleveland

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