Texas Performing Arts presents Love and Duty: A Celebration of the Music of Brahms
Love and Duty marks the launch of a semester-long celebration of the music of Johannes Brahms, curated by Miró Quartet. In addition to the programs in McCullough Theatre, the project features additional chamber music concerts by Butler School of Music faculty and students, plus a major string quartet seminar. Much of Brahms’ inner life revolved around the tension between his love for Clara Schumann and his duty to Robert Schumann and his family after Robert’s death. Passion and restraint, and freedom and discipline were emotional polarities in constant conflict in his personal life, clearly dramatized in his chamber music.
Featured musicians include Miró Quartet; Martin Beaver, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello; David Shifrin, clarinet; Anton Nel, piano; David Small, baritone; and Kelly Kuo, piano.