Clara Schumann - Rethinking the Myth: Kitty Whately, Joe Davies, Tara Erraught, James Baillieu & Natasha Loges

Sunday, 13 October 2019 - 11:00am
£27 General admission / £7 lunch ticket / £5 under 35s ticket


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).

1.15pm - 2.15pm
Lunchtime concert - 11. Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Please see Event 11. for more details (concert is included in Study Day tickets).

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.

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