Presented by Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s Melbourne musicians present a special, one-off performance.
About this concert
Robert Schumann’s Frauen-Liebe und Leben (A Woman’s Love and Life) encompasses the entirety of one woman’s love for her man, from meeting until death. Written in 1840, Schumann’s Liederjahr or ‘Year of Song’ – an extraordinary period in which many of his most famous songs were written – the timing is no accident: he was desperately in love with Clara Wieck and was suing her father for their right to marry. His longing for Clara pours out in these eight songs.
Edvard Grieg creates a similarly longing mood in his Two Elegiac Melodies, Op.34 and his unfinished String Quartet No.2, though Grieg’s longing, as ever, is for the landscapes of his beloved Norway. The text in the Elegiac Melodies is taken from poems by Aasmund Olafsson Vinje, a quintessential Romantic nationalist whose works were preoccupied with rural Norwegian life – all traits he shares with Grieg!
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String Quartet No.2 in F, EG 117
Robert Schumann – arr. Shauna Beesley
Frauen-Liebe und Leben, Op.42
Two Elegiac Melodies Op.34
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Rachael Beesley director
Jacqueline Porter soprano
This production is part of the following series:
Monday 15 March 2021 6pm & 8.30pm
Duration: 1 hour 10 mins (no interval)
Standard $95 ($85 Concession)
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