video: Gabriela Montero beim Heidelberger Frühling 2014 | Clara Schumann: Klaviersonate g-Moll (1842)
Gabriela Montero beim Heidelberger Frühling 2014 | Clara Schumann: Klaviersonate g-Moll (1842)
Gabriela Montero © Premiere Performances Hong Kong
Gabriela Montero © Premiere Performances Hong Kong

Join us for an intimate evening of romance with music by German composer Emilie Mayer, and by Clara Schumann and Robert Schumann, one of history’s first and most enduring musical partnerships!

Nineteenth-century composer Emilie Mayer created musical works in a wide range of forms, resulting in a comprehensive œuvre unrivalled by other female composers of the Romantic era. Her Faust Overture conjures the idealism of Beethoven and the invention of Liszt and Mendelssohn, while remaining completely and dazzlingly her own.

We welcome Venezuela’s brilliant Gabriela Montero back to the National Arts Centre to perform Clara Schumann’s gorgeous Piano Concerto in A minor.  An accomplished and famous concert pianist, Clara Schumann was by all accounts also a brilliant composer. She began work on her piano concerto at the tender age of 13, and it is rightly esteemed as one of her most impressive works. By turns airy and energetic, this piano concerto perfectly summons the feeling that defined the Romantic Period – that music could convey emotions far better than words ever would.

Robert Schumann composed his bittersweet Symphony No. 3 in 1851, just a few years before his descent into mental illness and death. This triumphant and joyful work demonstrates the creativity and imagination that transcended his struggles and made him one of the great composers of his time.

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Southam Hall, National Arts Centre

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Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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Free admission by reservation only (at least two weeks in advance). Cancellations without a minimum of 72 hours notice will be subject to a $50 fee.

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Attendance may be limited; maximum 75 students per school, per visit.

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Open rehearsals are subject to change or cancellation at any time. When requesting more than one rehearsal, priority will be given to first-time attendees.


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