Music In The Round

Ensemble 360

Love Triangle

CLARA SCHUMANN Three Romances for violin and piano Op.22
SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E flat Op.44
BRAHMS Serenade in D Op.11 for chamber ensemble

Speculation about emotional entanglements always arise when the story is told of the relationship between Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Robert Schumann wrote his impassioned and gloriously melodic Piano Quintet in 1842, dedicating it to his wife Clara, whose own Three Romances were composed in 1853 at a time when Robert’s mental health had started to deteriorate. Clara dedicated them to the violinist Joseph Joachim and they often performed them in concerts. Brahms met the Schumanns in 1853 (thanks to a letter of introduction from the famous violinist Joachim), and he became extremely fond of both of them, growing especially close to Clara during Robert’s last illness and remaining lifelong friends after his death. Brahms’s grand Serenade was originally written for a chamber ensemble before being recast for orchestra.

This concert is sponsored by Hawsons Chartered Accountants

This concert will be broadcast by BBC Radio 3.

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Wed 14 May 7:15pm £16.50/ £11.00/ £5.00*


Located within the Crucible building, the Studio Theatre has a flexible design allowing the seating to be adjusted to play on one, two or three sides or in the round. Seating in the Studio is unreserved.
The Studio hosts a mix of small-scale in-house and touring productions, as well as hosting the acclaimed Ensemble 360's tri-annual Music in the Round Festival.

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