A concert as an essay on love as a creative stimulus Introduction: Musical Sunday on Sunday, 10 March, 11:00 at the DAI Heidelberg and on gifts in the form of music: Robert Schumann, his student Albrecht Dietrich, and the 20-year-old Johannes Brahms composed a sonata together in 1853 for the violinist Joseph Joachim, who was soon to play an immensely important role not only for Brahms's creative work, but for the art of violin playing as a whole. "Free but lonely", the friend's half-joking motto for life, was translated by the three composers into the notes "f", "a" and "e"-which are woven into the sonata as a kind of sounding inscription. However, the manuscript was presented to the dedicatee by the very young lady who could not give in to Joseph Joachim's courtship... Ten years earlier, Schumann's first published chamber music work, the Piano Quintet, was launched with Clara at the piano in the Leipzig Gewandhaus and established this genre, which later became a model for Brahms, Franck and others.

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Charlotte Thiele
Violin and conception

Benjamin Günst

Toby Cook

Bryan Cheng

Andrei Banciu

Marcus Imbsweiler


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Cleopatra for violin solo

Schumann/ Dietrich/ Brahms
F.A.E. Sonata for violin and piano

Johannes Brahms
Variations on a theme by Schumann op. 9 for piano solo

Joseph Joachim
Three pieces for violin and piano op. 2

Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet in E flat major op. 44

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