[Clara Schumann & Brahms' German Requiem ] Photo by David DeNee
Photo by David DeNee

Clara Schumann & Brahms' German Requiem 

Clara Schumann née Wieck began writing her memorable and sunny Piano Concerto when she was just 14 years old, already a prodigy on the instrument. This virtuoso work will be performed by acclaimed pianist Anna Polonsky. Later in life, Schumann was close friends with Johannes Brahms. She said his German Requiem had a “deeply moving and soothing effect,” adding, “It is an immense piece that takes hold of one's whole being like very little else.”

Leon Botstein conductor
Anna Polonsky piano
Vocal soloists from the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program
Bard Festival Chorale
Bard College Chamber Singers
James Bagwell choral director

Clara Schumann Piano Concerto
Brahms A German Requiem

Estimated run time: 2 hours and 15 minutes

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