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Composer of the Week:Robert Schumann


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This week Donald Macleod examines
Schumann's final years. 5: 1853-6
Schumann's final years were tragic, shut away in Endenich asylum at his own request after a suicide attempt. Yet there were moments of happiness - Clara Schumann 's 34th birthday, for which
Robert wrote the Konzertstuck, and the encounters with the young Brahms and with violinist Joseph Joachim. Offertorium (Mass in C minor)
Felicity Lott (soprano), Steven Isserlis (cello), David Hill (organ)
Introduction and Allegro in D minor, Op 134 Murray Perahia (piano),
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op posth
YehudiMenuhin, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
Variations on an Original Theme in E flat, Op posth (excerpts) Karl Engel (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Clara Schumann
Violinist: Joseph Joachim.
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Soprano: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Piano: Karl Engel

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