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Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern
Saturday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.Rebroadcast Sunday, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.on Music Station
Gianna Paola Scaffidi in the Italian production, "Clara Schumann, Born Wieck"
She was arguably the greatest pianist of her time, and thanks to her influence—direct and indirect--were written three of the great piano-and-orchestra works of the 19th century—Johannes Brahms' first Concerto, and the A-minor Concertos of Robert Schumann and Edvard Grieg.
Inspiration comes in many forms, of course, and all three men would have produced notable works without her influence. But without her, it’s fair to say that three of the greatest piano concertos of the 19th century might never have been written.
In this hour, the story of Clara Wieck Schumann.
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