The SchumannsOrganised by: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: More than Music (Abigail Sin and Loh Jun Hong)
He: A brilliant artistic mind whose music and writings shaped the ethos of his generation.
She: Superstar pianist, composer, editor, teacher, family breadwinner, wife and mother of eight.
Robert and Clara Schumann were the musical power couple of the Romantic Period (think Jay-Z and Beyonce and you would be pretty close!). It must have been amazing to be a guest at their home, witnessing the cross-pollination of ideas and enjoying exclusive performances with the glitterati of the classical music scene.
This programme features two of Robert and Clara Schumann's most sublime pieces for violin and piano. The smouldering passion and shifting moods of Robert Schumann's Violin Sonatas are complemented by the soaring lyricism and subtle harmonic shading of Clara Schumann's Three Romances, which includes a cheeky cameo from the sonata's opening theme.
Spend a magical lunchtime in the company of the Schumanns!