Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/18/14


clara_schuman-2012-hp (Photo credit: Yvonne Kao)

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.”   —   Clara Schumann

Clara Schumann

Clara Schumann (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Possibly said soon after the death of her husband, Robert Schumann.  What a remarkable and talented couple they were.  He, an accomplished composer, and she an accomplished pianist and composer, from the Romantic era.  The story of their lives is filled with such romance and drama that I thought it would make for a great movie.  As it turns out, someone in the 1940s had the same – great – idea, and did make it into a movie, starring Katharine Hepburn, called Song of Love.  It was released in 1947.  I don’t know if I’ve ever seen it, but it looks like a great film with a great cast.  Obviously, Kate plays Clara.  Paul Henreid plays Robert Schumann.  You movie buffs would remember him as Victor Laszlo, in Casablanca.  The film also stars Robert Walker and Leo G. Carroll.  I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s shown on Turner Classic Movies, from time to time.  Who knows?  Maybe it’s even available On Demand.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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2 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/18/14”

  1. 1 haliburton76 March 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    It’s a beautiful movie, but 1940s biopics weren’t about biography, they were about the music! And the music in this movie is beyond compare. Plus, the movie got one thing right, it correctly shows that Clara carried Robert’s torch until her death, and proudly outlived her nemesis, Richard Wagner!

  2. 2 unclerave March 18, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Way cool, burt! I might have seen it, back in the days of Dialing for Dollars and Million Dollar Movie, but I can’t say for sure. I wasn’t sure if the movie was just about *them*, or if it went on to her reward. Thanks for the info! — YUR

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