Leipzig 1843: An Evening with the Schumanns

  • October 20, 2016 • 7:30 PM
  • Pillsbury Theatre

Perseid String Quartet with Diana Umali, Piano, and Alexander Stefaniak, Guest Speaker

October 20, 2016 – 7:30pm
Pillsbury Theatre, 560 Music Center 

The Perseid String Quartet recreates a joint concert that Robert and Clara Schumann gave in Leipzig on January 8, 1843. Alexander Stefaniak, Assistant Professor of Musicology, will speak about the Schumann partnership, an intricate collaboration between a prominent composer-critic and one of the most significant virtuoso pianists of the nineteenth-century. His talk will draw upon his recent book,Schumann’s Virtuosity: Criticism, Composition, and Performance in Nineteenth-Century Germany.

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