Naomi Lewin, WQXR Host
Naomi Lewin is the weekday afternoon host on WQXR, and the host of WQXR’s weekly opera program Operavore, and weekly podcast Conducting Business.
This week marks the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann's birth, which we've been celebrating all week long on WQXR. Robert Schumann was well known for writing music and prose--in addition to being a composer, he was also a music critic and journalist. But it's clear that Robert Schumann would not have had nearly the success he did if he hadn't married Clara Wieck, a highly talented pianist and composer who served as his partner and muse.
For a Studio 360 program about couples a few years back, I created this piece about Robert and Clara Schumann, and their extraordinary partnershuip. I had a lot of fun working on it--I hope you enjoy it.