The Three Lives of Clara Schumann
March 24 and 26
On Friday, March 24 at 21:00 CET, Stingray Classica premieres “The Three Lives of Clara Schumann”, a documentary about one of the most important pianists of the 19th century. This film traces the fascinating life story of German pianist and composer Clara Schumann. Born Clara Wieck in Leipzig in 1819, she was an exceptionally talented pianist, with an impressive international music career. She first met Robert Schumann, whom she married in 1840 and eventually had eight children with, in 1828. Basing itself on her letters and diaries, her compositions, and on accounts from musicians who have intensively studied her music, this 2019 documentary offers a multi-angled perspective on Clara Schumann. It records the various places where she lived, and the cities she visited as a pianist. This thought-provoking film, which was directed by Andreas Morell and Magdalena Zieba-Schwind, is repeated on Sunday, March 26 at 14:00 CEST.