Inside Pitch 2: Robert and Clara Schumann: the Spring of Hope and Winter of Despair

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Speaker: David Ludwig, resident composer

When Clara and Robert Schumann married in September of 1840, two of the greatest classical musicians joined into a storied partnership. For Robert, struggles with mental health took him from the heights of manic periods of creativity to the depths of debilitating depression. In the same year of his marriage to Clara he wrote nearly 140 songs, followed by a year of writing for orchestra, and then another year of composing some of the most frequently performed chamber works in the repertoire. This Inside Pitch session explores Clara and Robert Schumann’s iconic relationship, and delves into Robert’s works from the “Year of Song” and “Year of Chamber Music.”

Available to watch live at All Souls Interfaith Gathering or on-demand through streaming any time after the in-person premiere. All Inside Pitch events are included with the purchase of a Grand Festival Pass.

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