The music of Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann reflects and celebrates many loves in their lives. Brahms remembered his beloved mother in the Horn Trio; and his love for the clarinet playing of Richard Mühlfeld drew him out of retirement to write sonatas and chamber works. Schumann composed for the love of his beloved Clara Wieck, in his choice of Lied texts and his dedication of works such as the Piano Quintet to the capable fingers of this most talented of pianists. Katy Hamilton, whose talk last year was enormously popular, discusses some of the loves and links between the two men, and the musical century from Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben to Britten’s Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo ahead of the festival’s final concert.
Join us at 6:15pm for supper in St Mary’s Church Hall ahead of this talk: reserve a place firstname.lastname@example.org.