Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Orpheus Sinfonia gets Beneath the Score

Thomas Carroll and the Orpheus Sinfonia at Cadogan Hall
Thomas Carroll
and the Orpheus Sinfonia
at Cadogan Hall
Orpheus Sinfonia and conductor Thomas Carroll continue their Beneath the Score events, with an exploration of the intertwining lives of Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. 

At St George's Church, Hanover Square on 23 March 2015, they present Love Triangle. During the first half of the concert excerpts from symphonies by Schumann and Brahms and Schumann's Cello Concerto (whose slow movement includes a motif depicting Clara's name), are interleaved with readings of the letters between them, forming a picture of their very different personalities. The second half consists of a complete performance of Brahms's first symphony. Clara and Robert Schumann greatly supported Brahms and encouraged him to write a symphony.

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