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Song of Love (1947)

Composer Robert Schumann struggles to compose his symphonies while his loving wife Clara offers her support. Also helping the Schumanns is their lifelong friend, composer Johannes Brahms.

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Franz Liszt
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Bertha (as Else Janssen)
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Julie Schumann
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Felix Schumann
Ann Carter ...
Marie Schumann
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Ludwig Schumann
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Ferdinand Schumann
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Elise Schumann
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Dr. Hoffman
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Composer Robert Schumann struggles to compose his symphonies while his loving wife Clara offers her support. Also helping the Schumanns is their lifelong friend, composer Johannes Brahms. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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A Love Story So Beautiful It Was Set to Music!

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Drama | Music | Romance

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9 October 1947 (USA)  »

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A Love Story  »

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Film debut of George Chakiris. See more »

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Edited into The Schumann Story (1950) See more »

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Rhapsody in G Minor, Opus 79, No. 2
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Music by Johannes Brahms
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Musically sophisticated biopic of Robert and Clara Schumann
23 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

And Johannes Brahms. The music performances are completely devoid of the usual dumbing-down that was par for Hollywood in this era. Artur Rubinstein provides exquisite versions of the piano pieces, and the orchestral performances are authentic and done beautifully. The story is a sensitive abridgement/invention of the biographies of these three musical greats. The actors are uniformly superb with Henreid and Walker at the top of their game and Hepburn perfectly cast and giving it all she's got. I expected cornball trash. Instead this is one of the best music bios Hollywood ever produced. Clearly the producer/director Clarence Brown appreciated this music and brought together artists who could do it justice. Bravo!


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