Honoring Clara Schumann – A Bicentennial Celebration

Rebecca Grady Rucker (soprano)Brent Funderburk (piano)

Rebecca Grady Rucker (soprano)Brent Funderburk (piano), © Richard Blinkoff Photography and Jiyang Chen Photography

26.09.2019 - Article

Celebrate the 200th birthday of Clara Schumann at Deutsches Haus at NYU on September 30, 2019

The German Consulate General Recommends:

On Monday, Deutsches Haus at NYU and the University Alliance Ruhr will celebrate the 200th birthday of Clara Schumann (born in September 1819, in Leipzig, Germany) with a program of her work and those of her husband, Robert Schumann, as well as Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn. The relationship of Clara and Robert Schumann is one of the greatest romances in the world of classical music. It is a complicated story celebrating music, the role of muse, and love and marriage. Music was at the center of their relationship and their respect for and support of one another can be felt throughout their compositions. Their strong relationship and collaboration also influenced many of their friends and colleagues, especially fellow composers. Two such composers were Johannes Brahms (who became Clara's life-long friend and artistic collaborator) and Felix Mendelssohn.

Events at Deutsches Haus are free of charge. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu.

Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive ten minutes prior to the event. Thank you!

Location and time:
Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews,
New York, NY 10003
September 30, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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