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November 14, 2018

Tippet Rise celebrates the synergy of art, architecture, music, and nature, and the art center’s new podcast explores these many fascinating and complex connections. In the latest episode, Tippet Rise cofounder, Peter Halstead, reaches back into history to examine “Clara’s theme”—four descending notes that run through many of the 19th-century German composer Robert Schumann’s most beloved works for piano, including his Romance. Years later, Johannes Brahms used this theme, and variations on it, in intermezzi he wrote. Hear the story about these four gorgeous notes—and about the virtuosic pianist who inspired both men to use them—by clicking on the link below.

(Photo by the wonderful pianist Julien Brocal.)