The music, composed long ago, still speaks to us. It reaches out to tell us of profound struggles and great genius, of aching setbacks and glorious triumphs, of three people whose names, like their music, echo across the years: Clara Wieck, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.
The intertwined lives of the three musical legends form A Song of Love, a sumptuously produced and skillfully played biopic set to 11 musical pieces that include Schumann's poignant Arabeske, Brahms' tender Lullaby and the Mephisto Waltz of Franz Liszt. Katharine Hepburn portrays renowned pianist Wieck, married to troubled Schumann (Paul Henreid) yet romantically admired by Brahms (Robert
Walker). And virtuoso pianist Artur Rubenstein ghosts the recorded pieces that the stars, in a deft display of acting prowess, seem to play on screen. Bravo to all!
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