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Title Twin spirits [videorecording] / devised and directed by John Caird ; produced by June Chichester ; [a Royal Opera House Covent Garden/Opus Arte co-production].

Imprint Waldron, Heathfield, East Sussex, U.K. : Opus Arte, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    EA SCHUM TS C94DVD    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 206 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note "Portraying the love of Robert & Clara Schumann in words & music"--Container.
Program notes by June Chichester, John Caird, and Martin Ward, in English with French and German translations (23 p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Extra features: photo gallery; cast talk (John Caird talks to the musicians and singers, narrator Jacobi, and musicologist Daniel Gallagher); documentary (One heart, one soul); Robert and Clara Schumann chronology; My house--the work of Royal Opera House Education.
Contents Musical selections: Préambule from Carnaval : op. 9 ; Bittendes Kind : from Kinderszenen : op. 15 ; Hasche-Mann : from Kinderszenen : op. 15 ; Von fremden Ländern und Menschen : from Kinderszenen : op. 15 / Robert Schumann -- Adagio from Variations on "Là ci darem" : op. 2 / Chopin -- Stille Tränen : from Zwölf Gedichte, op. 35 / Robert Schumann -- Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen : op. 12, no. 2 / Clara Schumann -- Duet : Er und Sie : op. 78, no. 2 / Robert Schumann -- Piano concerto in A minor, op. 7. Romanze / Clara Schumann -- Romanze no. 2 from Drei Romanzen, op. 94 ; Marche des Davidsbündler contre les Philistins : from Carnaval : op. 9 / Robert Schumann -- Duet : "Là ci darem" : from Don Giovanni : K. 527 / Mozart -- Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne : from Dichterliebe : op. 48 ; Wenn ich in deine Augen seh' : from Dichterliebe : op. 48 ; Ich grolle nicht : from Dichterliebe : op. 48 / Robert Schumann -- Sie liebten sich beide : op. 13, no. 2 / Clara Schumann -- Ich hab im Traum geweinet : from Dichterliebe : op. 48 ; Stille Liebe : from Zwölf Gedichte, op. 35 ; Träumerei : from Kinderszenen : op. 15 ; Frage : from Zwölf Gedichte, op. 35 ; Trio no. 1 in D minor, op. 63. Finale, Mit Feuer / Robert Schumann.
Credits Chamber music arrangements, Martin Ward ; lyric and poetry translations, John Chichester, Ray Ockenden ; music producer, James Whitbourn ; video directors, Peter Mumford, John Caird ; video producers, Ferenc Van Damme, June Chichester.
Performer Sting (Robert Schumann, in words), Trudie Styler (Clara Wieck, in words), Simon Keenlyside (Robert Schumann, in song), Rebecca Evans (Clara Wieck, in song); Sir Derek Jacobi, narrator ; Iain Burnside, Natasha Paremski, pianos ; Sergej Krylov, violin ; Natalie Clein, violoncello.
Event Recorded at the Royal Opera House, London in December 2007.
Summary A live theatrical performance by a chamber ensemble of actors, singers, and musicians, portraying the love between the composer Robert Schumann and his pianist wife Clara Wieck, featuring their correspondence and music.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, all regions, 16:9 anamorphic presentation; LPCM stereo, digital DTS surround.
Language Spoken in English and sung in German with subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
Subject Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856 -- Drama.
Schumann, Clara, 1819-1896 -- Drama.
Composers -- Germany -- Drama.
Pianists -- Germany -- Drama.
Music theater.
Love -- Drama.
Genre/Form Concert films
Musical films
Added Author Caird, John. Director.
Chichester, June. Producer.
Sting (Musician) Actor.
Styler, Trudie. Actor.
Keenlyside, Simon. Performer.
Evans, Rebecca. Performer.
Jacobi, Derek. Narrator.
Burnside, Iain. Performer.
Paremski, Natasha, 1987- Performer.
Krylov, Sergej, 1970- Performer.
Clein, Natalie. Performer.
Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856. Works. Selections
Schumann, Clara, 1819-1896. Works. Selections
Royal Opera House (London, England) Production personnel.
Opus Arte (Firm) Production personnel.
Standard No. 809478009948
Music No. OA 0994 D Opus Arte

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