Songs by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms

Christiane Karg; Malcolm Martineau

  • Total Time: 65 Minutes
  • Cat. Number: WHLive0084

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  • Christiane Karg soprano
  • Malcolm Martineau piano

Bavarian soprano Christiane Karg made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2012 with a beautiful song recital which also became her first release on Wigmore Hall Live; four years on we are excited to present her second release. A regular guest at the world’s leading opera houses, singing roles from Musetta (La bohème) to Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice), she is also revered for her enchanting performances on the concert platform alongside conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Christiane is joined by Malcolm Martineau celebrated as one of his generations greatest accompanists.

This recital explores the unique relationship between the Schumanns and Brahms. After Robert’s death Brahms’s passion for Clara grew but it was reciprocated only with a protective motherly care. They remained close friends but Brahms never truly recovered. This programme presents love in many different guises from the stirring ‘Widmung’, to the heartfelt ‘Liebst du um Schönheit’ and the love-drunk passion of ‘Meine Liebe ist grün’.

Track Listing

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Clara Schumann (1819-1896)

Robert Schumann

Frauenliebe und -leben Op. 42

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)