One of the most distinguished pianists of the 19th century, Clara Schumann exerted a powerful influence over her contemporaries during the course of her formidable 61-year career. The program surveys three composers her artistry affected—her husband, the important Romantic composer Robert; the famous violinist Joseph Joachim; and the gifted Swedish violinist and composer Amanda Maier. The concert opens with Clara Schumann’s lush and poignant Three Romances, dedicated to Joachim, her frequent chamber music partner.
Enjoy delightful chamber music with host and pianist Orli Shaham and principal musicians of Pacific Symphony in the coffee-house atmosphere of the Samueli Theater.
CLARA SCHUMANN: Three Romances, Op. 22
JOSEPH JOACHIM: Hebrew Melodies, Op. 9 (Selections)
AMANDA MAIER: Violin Sonata in B minor
ROBERT SCHUMANN: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47