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Robert and Clara: The Legend in the Making

Donald Macleod focuses on the beginning of Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck's relationship, beginning with a young Robert in Leipzig, following his mother's wishes for him to study law. A musical house party in 1828, at which he meets Friedrich Wieck and his little virtuoso daughter Clara, sees Robert instead pursuing his dream 'to devote myself entirely to music'.

Widmung (Myrten, Op 25)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Jorg Demus (piano)
DG 474 466-2, CD 2 - Tr 23

Schumann: Polonaise No 6 in E (1828)
Anthony Goldstone, Caroline Clemmow (pianos)
Olympia OCD 676 - Tr 12

Schumann: ABEGG variations, Op 1
Imogen Cooper (piano)
Ottavo OTR C39027 - Tr 1

Schumann: Papillons, Op 2
Murray Perahia (piano)
SX4K 63380, CD 1 - Trs 6-18

Impromptus on a Theme of Clara Wieck
Charles Rosen (piano)
GLOBE GLO 5001 - Tr 1.

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Mon 8 Dec 2008 22:00

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