VIDEO PODCAST: Women Composers - Our special hour-long illustrated feature on women composers includes contributions from Diana Ambache, Gail Wein, Hilary Tann, Natalie Artemas-Polak and Victoria Bond.
VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
12 September 1840 brought the marriage of Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck, who first met in 1828. The marriage had long been opposed by Clara's father, yet for a few years it undoubtedly inspired Robert to one of his richest periods of composition before the deterioration of his mental health caused the suicide attempt. His last two years were spent in an asylum.