Music in the Round


Sheffield Chamber Music Festival

Romances and Quartets (a sequence of words and music)

Ensemble 360 and Henry Goodman (actor)

Wed 15 May 2019 7:15pm

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Romances and Quartets (a sequence of words and music)

Ticket Info

£20 / £14 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Students & Under 35s


Programme Information

A musical and poetic exchange between Clara and Robert Schumann:

ROBERT SCHUMANN 3 Romances Op.94 for oboe and piano
ROBERT SCHUMANN Märchenbilder Op.113 for viola and piano

CLARA SCHUMANN 3 Romances Op.22 for violin and piano

Poetry Reading T S ELIOT Burnt Norton from The Four Quartets

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in A minor Op.132   

There has been much speculation regarding a supposed love-triangle involving Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. This sequence of poetry and music takes the narrative to an earlier, happier age, when Robert and Clara finally overcame the barriers put up by Clara’s father in an attempt to thwart the marriage intentions of the young lovers.

"I have [Beethoven’s] A minor Quartet on the gramophone, and I find it quite inexhaustible to study. There is a sort of heavenly, or at least more than human gaiety, about some of his later things which one imagines might come to oneself as the fruit of reconciliation and relief after immense suffering; I should like to get something of that into verse before I die." T S Eliot

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