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Brahms, Schumann and Clara Schummann

Presented by Petroc Trelawny. A concert given at the 2010 Cheltenham Festival exploring the relationship between Schumann, Brahms and the woman they both loved, Clara.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

A concert from the Cheltenham Festival, exploring the relationship between Schumann, Brahms and the woman they both loved, Clara. Steven Isserlis's script, read by Simon Callow, links extracts from the three-way correspondence they had in the final years of Schumann's life, including the final traumatising years of Schumann's residence in the Endenich asylum.

Brahms Scherzo in E flat minor Op. 4
Schumann Declamation Op. 122 No 2 (Die Fluchtlinge)
Brahms Scherzo from the FAE sonata
Schumann Intermezzo from the FAE sonata
Schumann Variations in E flat for piano
Schumann Gebet Op. 135 No 5
Clara Schumann Romance Op. 21 No 1 for piano
Brahms Piano Quartet No 3 in C minor Op. 60

Katharine Gowers violin
Steven Isserlis cello
Brett Dean viola
Denes Varjon piano
Simon Callow narrator

Followed by a preview of the 2010 Proms season, which begins on Friday.

Dallapiccola: Partita
Gillian Keith, soprano
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Gianandea Noseda, conductor

Wagner: Die Meistersinger, Flieder monologue
Bryn Terfel, baritone
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor

Rogers and Hammerstein:
OKLAHOMA! The surrey with the fringe on top
Bryn Terfel, baritone
English Northern Philharmonia
Paul Daniel, conductor

2 hours, 15 minutes

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