John Axelrod - Brahms Beloved: Symphonies 1 & 3 / Clara Schumann Lieder
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 118:31 min | 1.09 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Telarc | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2014
Once in his later years, Johannes Brahms wrote to the love of his life that all his works should be signed, “really by Clara Schumann.” It was a moving testament from an emotionally guarded old bachelor to the woman who had long been his muse. It was also a recognition that the composer whose work, then as now, has been regarded as the epitome of musical abstraction acknowledged that his music was grounded in his life and feelings. And Clara Schumann was always connected to Brahms’s deepest feelings. This recording is a testament to their lifelong connection.