In Conversation with... Robert Schumann

Kreisleriana ! Musical and literary whimsical

The fourth chapter is based on Schuman's piano cycle op. 16, Kreisleriana.
Masterpiece composed  for his beloved wife, Clara, as a tribute to Chopin and inspired by Kreisler, the eccentric and imperceptible kappelmeister of Hoffman's Tales.

 A musical and literary confrontation of  two "explosive" works in a subtle dramaturgy performed by 

Andréa Bardos (actress) , Nathalie Alessi (piano)

 

Scenes of a woman's life

The  third Schumann chapter is based on the Lieder cycle, Frauenliebe und leben, op. 42 .Cycle of life and death: where  death ends up to be a new beginning.

Texts (from Schuman's diary) , extracts of Schuman's piano cycles (OP.17; 9 and 12) and video  serve the musical dramaturgy.

 

Andréa Bardos, Hanna Bardos-Feltoronyi, Nathalie Alessi, Anne Orban

 

 

Robert Schumann has long hesitated between two careers – writing and composing – before choosing to devote himself entirely to music. 

 

As an introduction to this first project devoted to Schumann, we will bring together pieces from his Kinderzenen op. 15 and extracts from his correspondence and private journal. We will end the evening with the quintet for piano and strings op. 44.

 

Andrea Bardos

Nathalie Alessi

Akhtamar String Quartet

 

In Conversation with... Robert Schumann comes back in  Spring  2018 with a new series of concerts and a second chapter:

 

Kinderzenen op. 15 for piano

Dichterliebe op. 48 for voice and piano

 

Nathalie Alessi

Lorenzo Càrola 

 

 

Production BiancoNero

 

Upcoming performances:

 

7/12/2019 @ Gli amici della musica "Giorgio Vianello",  Bassano del Grappa

In Conversation with... Robert Schumann 

Lorenzo Càrola (voice) , Nathalie Alessi (piano)

Kraisleriana , Dichterliebe, Letters extracts between Robert and Clara 

 

 

 

Past performances:

 

19/05/2019

In Conversation with...Robert Schumann

Hanna Bardos-Feltoronyi,  Nathalie Alessi, Andréa Bardos, Anne Orban

Picturing Frauenliebe und leben

 

 

7/04/2019 @ La Tricoterie

In Conversation with... Robert Schumann 

Andréa Bardos (actress) , Nathalie Alessi (piano)

 

2/12/2018 @ La Tricoterie, Brussels

In Conversation with...Robert Schumann

Hanna Bardos-Feltoronyi,  Nathalie Alessi, Andréa Bardos, Anne Orban

Picturing Frauenliebe und leben

 

 

17/06/2018 @ La Venerie, Brussels

In Conversation with... Robert Schumann 

Nathalie Alessi & Lorenzo Càrola: DichterliebeKinderszenen

 

21/04/2018 @ D'Arts et de Musiques, Arlon

In Conversation with... Robert Schumann

 

Nathalie Alessi, Lorenzo Càrola & Andrea Bardos: Lettres d'amour-Kinderszenen, Dichterliebe

 

18/03/2018 @ La Tricoterie, Brussels

In Conversation with... Robert Schumann 

Nathalie Alessi & Lorenzo Càrola: DichterliebeKinderzsenen

 

19/02/2017 @ La Tricoterie, Brussels

Nathalie Alessi, Andrea Bardos & Akthamar String Quartet: Lettres d'amour-Kinderszenen, Piano quintet op 44

 

21/02/2017 @ Music circle of the European communities, Brussels

Nathalie Alessi, Andrea Bardos & Akthamar String Quartet: Lettres d'amour-Kinderszenen, Piano quintet op44

 

Andrea Bardos & Akthamar String Quartet

 

Nathalie Alessi & Lorenzo Càrola