In this podcast, series curator Margaret Batjer talks with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen about Westside Connections 1 the first in the series featuring on Music and the Mind. The discuss the Schumann songs on the program, and how they fit into his relationship with Clara, as well as the concept of the tortured artist and the musical soul. Are all great artists emotionally volatile? Where does the “Musical Soul” live? Learn more in this podcast and at the concert on March 3.

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Margaret Batjer curator

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