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The Muse

The Muse

In this special expanded podcast version of our program, we examine the famous so-called "love triangle" between Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and the woman who inspired them both, Clara Schumann (although Brahms waited until after Robert's death before ramping up his affection for Clara). Our special guest is musicologist Effie Papanikolaou from Bowling Green State University, who sets us straight on the facts behind this famous relationship. Also, test your knowledge of the classics in our "famous love triangles in literary history" quiz!

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