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The Three Lives of Clara Schumann

Synopsis

Clara Schumann’s life story has become a legend. Her austere childhood, her extraordinary talent as a pianist, her early love for the composer Robert Schumann, which she imposed on her father, and the upbringing of seven children provide enough material for myths and clichés. But who really was Clara Schumann? The documentary "The Three Lives of Clara Schumann" approaches her personality from different angles – through her letters and diaries, through her compositions, and through musicians who have intensively studied her – as interpreters of her music, as seekers in her biography, as time travellers.

Additional Info

  • No: 8710
  • Artists: Jana Klinge (Clara Schumann), Viktor Tremmel (Robert Schumann), Michael Jeske (Friedrich Wieck), Steven Isserlis, Ragna Schirmer, Isata Kanneh-Mason
  • Production year: 2019
  • Run time: 00:57:00
  • Director: A film by Andreas Morell & Magdalena Zięba-Schwind
  • Producers: Accentus, MDR/arte
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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