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Bittersweet Symphonies: The Music and Lives of Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann & Johannes Brahms CD Release

We here at Flatland Music Library would like to thank everyone who took part in our 2013 Program Series! The concert and speaker series was a great success. Just in time for the holidays Flatland Music Library and the Flatland … Continue reading

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Concert Promotion: Love Songs

Join us for a concert of romantic German lieder, featuring the Flatland School of Music’s faculty and students. Robert Schumann’s‘ song cycle, Dichterliebe (“The Poet’s Love) will be the feature work of the evening, with selections of both Brahms and Clara Schumann‘s songs to … Continue reading

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Links & Listens: Song of Love (1947)

In this classic film starring Katherine Hepburn, composer Robert Schumann struggles to compose his symphonies while his loving wife Clara offers her support. Also helping the Schumanns is their lifelong friend, composer Johannes Brahms.

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History Lesson: German Lied

German lied (Ger: “song”, plural lieder) is – at its most basic – German poetry set to music, typically of the romantic era, spanning the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Lied can be considered the German language equivalent to English … Continue reading

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Concert Promotion: Piano Trio Ménage à trois

Join us this week (Tuesday, November 5th) for a delightful evening of some of the finest chamber music of the romantic era. Students and faculty of the Flatland School of Music will be performing three great works by our featured … Continue reading

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Links & Listens: Classic FM’s Guide to Brahms

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Links & Listens: Brahms’ Schumann Variations

Composed in 1854, the Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann are a testament to the respect and friendship between these two great composers. The theme – taken from Schumann’s Bunte Blätter, Op. 9 – was also used as a subject … Continue reading

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