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A Love Story

A Four-Part Zoom course on the life and
music of Robert and Clara Schumann

March 24-April 14, 2021

This four-part Zoom course will explore the lives of these two remarkable musicians who helped change the way we listen to and understand music through their composing, performing, and critical writing.  Their great love affair helped produce some incredibly beautiful and poignant music that exemplified the new Romantic spirit of the early 19th century.  Though Robert was haunted by mental illness and Clara burdened with the difficult duties as both breadwinner and mother of eight children, they not only created so much on their own, but also helped discover the young Johannes Brahms, who Clara would inspire throughout his life.

Over four weeks, we will follow young Robert as he escapes from law school to become a composer and writer about music and meets the amazing prodigy, Clara Wieck, who composed incredible works at age 15 only to largely give up composing upon marrying Robert in order to focus on her incredible talents as a world-class pianist.  Along the way, we will also meet Felix Mendelssohn, Frederic Chopin, and Franz Liszt, who all intersected with the Schumanns during this incredible time in Germany.

You can register below for the whole four-part course or you can also register for selected classes if you prefer.  All classes will be recorded so that I can always send you the recording if you cannot be at a particular class.





Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021 @ 1:00-3:00

Home of Daniel and Kisha Weiser
208 Northway, Baltimore

Click on first option below to sign up for the full four-part course for $100 with meetings on March 24, 31, April 7, and 14.  If you cannot be at any single class, I can send you a Zoom recording later that same day.   If you only want to sign up for individual classes for $30 each, please click on arrow below to find the dates you want.   Register below using any major credit card.  You do not need to have a PayPal account.  If you prefer, you can also call me at 802-369-0856 to do a credit card over the phone.  After you register, I will send you a confirmation that you are in the course.  A few days prior to the first class, I will then send you a Zoom link for the course as well as the program of music to be played for each class.  Hope to see you there!


Pay with any major credit card. A PayPal account is not required. You can also call Dan at 802-369-0856 to pay over the phone.