- Thursday, 03 Mar 2011
- The Broad Stage
- 7 pm
- Dr. Peter Whybrow, special guest
- Elissa Johnston, soprano
- Margaret Batjer, violin
- Tereza Stanislav, violin
- Roland Kato, viola
- Giovanna M. Clayton, cello
- Robert Thies, piano
- Schumann Romance in A major for Violin and Piano, Op. 94, No. 2 listen
- Schumann Märchenbild for Viola and Piano, Op. 113, No. 4 listen
- Schumann Der Nussbaum (“The Nut Tree”), Op. 25, No. 3 (from Myrthen, poetry by Julius Mosen) listen
- Schumann Mondnacht (“Moon Night”), Op. 39, No. 5 (from Liederkreis, poetry by Joseph von Eichendorff) listen
- Schumann Schöne Wiege meiner Leiden (“Beautiful Cradle of my Sorrows”), Op. 24, No. 5 (from Liederkreis, poetry by Heinrich Heine)
- Schumann Widmung (“Dedication”), Op. 25, No. 1 (from Myrthen, poetry by Friedrich Rückert) listen
- Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47 listen
In an all-Schumann program, Dr. Peter Whybrow, director of the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and author of the Los Angeles Times best seller American Mania: When More Is Not Enough, looks at how Schumann’s mental state may have affected his musical output. Soprano Elissa Johnston interprets the intense emotionality of songs selected from the composer’s Myrthen and Liederkreis cycles, and you’ll also hear the Romance in A major for Violin and Piano, Märchenbild for Viola and Piano and the joyfully exuberant Piano Quartet in E-flat major.
part of the
Concerts in this series are presented without intermission.
For the Westside Connections series, the introduction of the music from the stage and a question-and-answer session involving the audience takes the place of program notes.
Wondering where to grab a bite to eat near The Broad Stage?
Try one of the nearby restaurants in Santa Monica.
Single tickets are $40 each.
Call Jacquie or Marcella in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 215.