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Review – Virtuosity

Review – Virtuosity

The first half of Camerata’s program, in the University of the Incarnate Word concert hall, featured string quartets by two composers from off the beaten path. The first-rate musicians were violinist Matthew Zerweck and Anastasia Parker, violist Emily Freudigman, and...

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Program Notes: Unabashed

Program Notes: Unabashed

Schumann, String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, no. 3 During his most productive periods, Robert Schumann (1810-1856) would concentrate on a single musical medium over an extended time. For example, we are acquainted with his “song year” (1840) and his “symphony year”...

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The Beautiful Soul Program Notes

The Beautiful Soul Program Notes

Clara Schumann, Three Romances, Op. 22 One of the most celebrated pianists of the 1800s was Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896). Women concert soloists were somewhat rare during her early lifetime, but she won her fame by her dazzling yet heartfelt performances. Her...

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