Portrait of a power woman: composer, critic, impresario, pianist, celebrity, mother and wife (and not necessarily in that order): Clara Schumann, whose 200th birthday was in 2019.

 

Pianist Danae Dörken

Pianist Danae Dörken Photo: Deutsche Welle

Bonn's Schumannfest puts Clara Schumann in the spotlight, along with her husband Robert of course.

Deutsche Welle recorded a piano recital and a lieder recital and brings the best from both.

Programme:

SCHUMANN, Clara: Six Songs Op 13; SCHUMANN: Six Poems by Nikolaus Lenau and Requiem Op 90; SCHUMANN, Clara: Six Songs from Jucunde Op 23. selections; BRAHMS: O Death, how bitter you are, from Four Serious Songs Op 121; SCHUMANN, Clara: Nocturne in F Op 6/2; SCHUMANN: Waldszenen Op 82; MENDELSSOHN: Fantasia in F# minor Op 28, Sonate écossaise; CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor Op 88 

Arttu Kataja (baritone), Paulina Tukiainen (piano), Danae Dörken (piano) 

Recorded Mozart Hall, Schwetzingen (Deutsche Welle)