Love Triangle

Chamber Soirées
February 9, 2020Sunday | 4:00 pm | Holley Hall

Program

C SCHUMANN    Three Romances for Violin and Piano

Daniel Jordan, violin; Jonathan Spivey, piano

R. SCHUMANN     Three Romances for Oboe

Jonathan Gentry, oboe; Jonathan Spivey, piano

BRAHMS    Sextet in G Major for Strings

Samantha Bennett, violin; Meghan Jones, violin; Rachel Halvorson, viola; Matthew Pegis, viola; Natalie Helm, cello; Christopher Schnell, cello

The love triangle between Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms has fascinated historians for more than a century. Surviving letters reveal that Brahms fell deeply in love with Clara after Robert was institutionalized. Although historians disagree on whether Brahms and Clara ever acted on their feelings, we can hear the depth of emotion in their music. Explore love in Clara's Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Robert's Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, and Brahms' Sextet in G Major, written in 1864 while visiting his beloved Clara.

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