In Beloved Clara, compiled by Lucy Parham, the intense relationships between Robert Schumann, his wife Clara, and Johannes Brahms are brought to vivid life through music and excerpts from their passionate writings. With the arrival of the young, dynamic Brahms into their household, the Schumanns’ fragile marriage is threatened by the deepening bond between Clara and their gifted guest. “This is a beautifully put-together portrait…Kleenex required,” says The Guardian (London).
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Rosalind Ayres as Clara Schumann/Eugenie Schumann/Narrator
Martin Jarvis as Robert Schumann/Johannes Brahms/Narrator
Lucy Parham on Piano
Includes an interview with pianist Lucy Parham.
Directed by Martin Jarvis. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in December of 2008.