CLASSICAL: For Clara: Works by Schumann & Brahms – Hélène Grimaud and Konstantin Krimmel – Deutsche Grammophon
Perhaps the most intriguing love triangle in classical music is that of Robert Schumann, his wife Clara and up ‘n’ coming composer Johannes Brahms. As Robert’s mental struggles grew in intensity, Brahms became a close ally to both Schumanns, but a more romantic relationship developed with Clara.
Pianist Grimaud celebrates Clara Schumann with Robrrt Schumann’s Kreisleriana and Brahms’ 3 Intermezziand the 9 Lieder und Gesänge. Joining her for the lieder is baritone Konstantin Krimmel.
From the first movement of the Kreisleriana you know immediately how beautifully the whole album is going to be performed.