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Secret Love

  • Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden 25 Eisenhower Avenue Port Townsend, WA, 98368 United States (map)


From $33 to $40

Andrew Wan violin
Yura Lee viola
Matthew Zalkind cello
Julio Elizalde piano
Robert McDonald piano


Brahms Clarinet (Viola) Trio in A minor, Op. 114
Clara Schumann Mazurka in G major, Op. 6 No. 5
Robert Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6
Brahms Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60

In 1853, the young and relatively unknown Johannes Brahms was introduced to Robert and Clara Schumann. He played his own compositions for them, and they were completely stunned by the young composer's abilities. Clara, one of the greatest pianists of the 19th century along with Franz Liszt, was so moved that she wrote in her diary that Brahms "seemed as if sent straight from God."

Brahms and Clara developed a close bond, especially in the later years as her husband's mental health declined following a suicide attempt. Their letters were often full of deeply personal sentiments, and Brahms wrote countless passages of music that served as a testament of his affection for her.

Join the artists for a post-concert question & answer session immediately following the performance.


Earlier Event: August 31
Russian Tributes