Music Alive for Wednesday 15 January 2020
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.
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.
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)