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An Aria A Day #79

EMMA MATTHEWS
‘Widmung’
from Myrthen, Op.25
by Robert Schumann
Piano Tommaso Pollio

26th July, 2020

Emma Matthews and Tommaso Pollio join us from Perth to perform one of the most popular pieces in piano recital.

The piece is from a set of Lieder called ‘Myrthen’, a wedding gift to Clara Wieck, the daughter of Schumann’s long-time piano teacher and mentor.


A message from Emma and Tommaso

As the situation with COVID 19 constantly shifts and weaves its way through our lives, I see my family and friends affected and sick, I see colleagues without work, and the arts bursting through our social media and screens saving us, giving us hope.

More than ever it’s our job as artists to be strong and to give some light and hope to a desperate time. That said, my fellow performers are without performance opportunities and are struggling to keep the Ghost Light lit.

Tommaso and I send you all our love, and hope that this beautiful masterpiece gives you some joy and hope. For our colleagues in Queensland and all over the world, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Stay well, and stay safe.

Emma and Tommaso

Emma and Tommaso perform on the land of the Wajuk people. Opera Queensland respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Lands across Australia and pays respect to their ancestors who came before them and to Elders past, present and emerging.

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