“Widmung” is part of the Myrthen Op. 25 Song Cycle, composed by Robert Schumann in 1840 as a wedding gift for his wife, Clara Wieck. Originally set to Friederich Ruckert’s poem of the same name, “Widmung” was later popularized by Franz Liszt in an arrangement for solo piano that has been among the staples of piano encores ever since. We were fortunate to have the Merz Trio at Guarneri Hall in fall 2019 to capture this beautiful performance of the piece, masterfully arranged for piano trio by Merz pianist Lee Dionne.
Robert Schumann: “Widmung”
Performed by the Merz Trio
Brigid Coleridge, violin
Lee Dionne, piano
Julia Yang, cello
Filmed in Guarneri Hall, Chicago
Video by Grittani Creative
Executive producer: Stefan Hersh
Audio engineer: Christopher Willis
The Merz Trio’s arrangement of this piece is available for purchase on their website.