Grant McLachlan, composer, Department of Music, University of Cape Town

Wednesday 24 January  7.30 pm  COURSE FEES R175; Staff and students R150

VENUE Concert Hall, Baxter Theatre

The story of Robert and Clara Schumann is one of the greatest love stories in classical music. He, an introverted genius and she, one of the greatest pianists of the era.

It’s a love story between the self-taught outsider, seeking to gain acceptance among his better-known contemporaries, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Liszt, and his wife who sacrificed her career to promote her husband’s music and support him financially.

We present an evening of songs and chamber music of Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and their contemporaries, giving a glimpse into the private lives of this extraordinary couple.