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Love Triangles

Love TrianglesEckart Preu, Conductor
Claire Huangci, Piano

LISZT
Les Préludes
C. SCHUMANN
Concerto for Piano in A minor, op. 7
BRAHMS
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98



Lovers of the Romantic period will enjoy our exploration of love and war through the music of Liszt, Clara Schumann, and Brahms. In his Les Preludes, the earliest example of a Symphonic Poem, Liszt questions the meaning of love, life and death based on the query, “What else is our life but a series of preludes to that unknown Hymn, the first and solemn note of which is intoned by Death?” You’ll hear calm, storms and serenity, punctuated by a recurring 3-note theme. Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor is a highly chromatic work akin in its virtuosity to a Chopin etude with orchestra. By contrast, Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E minor, his final symphony, represents the sum of everything Brahms had cultivated throughout his life with regard to the ideal of the symphony.

Turmoil pervaded the lives of these composers. Liszt had an affair and children with a married woman, Comtesse Marie d’Agoult, and Brahms made a failed attempt to make Clara Schumann his lover, despite her marriage to Brahms’ mentor, Robert Schumann! More drama was created by the so-called War of the Romantics: a musical argument between composers like Wagner and Liszt, who represented a more radical approach to music, and more conservative artists like Brahms and Clara Schumann.

Presenter / Producer: Long Beach Symphony

Listed Categories
Music > Classical
Music > Other


Event Phone: 562-436-3203 x1

Venue
Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Terrace Theater
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach CA

Regions:
Long Beach & South Bay
Orange County


Performance Dates: 5/30/2020
Saturday, 05/30/2020

Performance Times
Doors open at 6:30pm
Pre-concert talk at 7:00pm
Concert at 8:00pm

Ticket Information:
$30+

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