Ismena Collective

The Heart of the Romantic: The Schumanns and Brahms

Renowned actor Jane Lapotaire joins forces with the acclaimed Kramer/ Durcan duo (Miriam Kramer violin and Nicholas Durcan piano), violinist Lorenz Hasler of I Salonisti, violist Alison Ruscoe and cellist Mayda Narvey to celebrate the legendary association of Robert and Clara Schumann with Johannes Brahms through words and music.

Brahms' passionate Piano Quintet in F Minor is coupled with Schumann's haunting chamber work for the same combination. Letters of Clara and Robert from their ardent but tragic marriage and letters between Clara and her almost-lover and lifelong friend, Brahms, as well as the writing of 19th century composer and chronicler of music, ETA Hoffmann, bring the world of this astonishing trio to life.

Saint Barnabas Church Southfields: 17 May, 7.30pm — 9.30pm
Saint Barnabas Church Southfields
146 Lavenham Road
SW18 5EP
Tel 07814 390557


MusicSpoken word/BooksTheatre & Performance


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