Clara Schumann - Rethinking the Myth: Kitty Whately, Joe Davies, Tara Erraught, James Baillieu & Natasha Loges
- Natasha Loges (Speaker)
- Joe Davies ()
- Tara Erraught (Mezzo-soprano)
- Kitty Whately (Mezzo-Soprano)
- James Atkinson (Baritone)
- James Baillieu (Pianist)
Presented in association with the Royal College of Music
Clara (Wieck) Schumann, born 200 years ago this year, was an extraordinary figure: overshadowed in the history books by her husband Robert, but in reality a musical powerhouse in her own right. An inspired composer, brilliant and famous pianist, muse to Brahms and others, and mother of eight children, she led a long, complex and fascinating life.
11am - 12.15pm
Clara Schumann: A Life in Music. Natasha Loges introduces this pioneering musician: her life, music and influences. The talk is illustrated with songs performed by baritone James Atkinson and pianist Brian Hughes, outstanding students of the Royal College of Music.
12.15pm - 1.15pm
A light lunch is available for purchase in advance (£7).
2.30pm - 3.30pm
Rediscovering Clara Schumann. Natasha Loges is joined by Joe Davies and Kitty Whately for a discussion of Clara Wieck-Schumann’s vital position in the history of female composers.