Clara & Robert Schumann: Piano Concertos – Beatrice Rana, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

February 16, 2023, 9:00 am

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Beatrice Rana, partnered by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, performs the piano concertos of Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck-Schumann. Rana complements them with Liszt’s transcription for solo piano of Robert’s song Widmung, an exuberant dedication of love composed in the year of Robert and Clara’s marriage. Clara Wieck-Schumann, whose career as a major pianist lasted for more than 60 years, has long been recognized for her influence on the life and music of her husband, but also on her close friend Johannes Brahms and on the development of the piano as a solo instrument. She remains less well-known for her own work as a composer.