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Prog 1 of 8: The trio meets for the first time

Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann and Johaness Brahms


Our 14th season, entitled “A Triangle for the Ages,” is all about the relationship between Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

In program 1 a young Johannes Brahms finally meets Robert and Clara Schumann, and life for all of them will never be the same.

In the mid 1850s a talented but not yet known Johannes Brahms would embark on a whirlwind concert tour through Germany that would place him at the door of the most influential composer and critic of the time. One Robert Schumann.

Featured music: Robert Schumann's String Quartet in A minor, Op. 41 No. 1


Explorations is a co-production between KALW and San Francisco Performances. Go to their "Saturday Morning series" and experience how Explorations comes to life!

The Alexander String Quartets recording can be found on Foghorn Classics.com

Go to Dr. Robert Greenberg's website for lectures, compositions, videos and more!

Explorations in Music Producer is Eric Wayne, who also has a record label, Digital Victrola, that showcases the local San Francisco Bay Area musical talent!

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Eric Wayne has been in the broadcast world for over 26 years. He is an award-winning producer in both short news features and long form radio documentaries. He was the Technical Producer of New America Now and was involved in the launch of the KALW news department. Currently he is the Producer of Explorations in Music and Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller.