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Barnes Music Society, London

  • Barnes Music Society Velehrad, 39 Lonsdale Road, London, SW13 9JP UK (map)

Clara Schumann: Prodigy, Muse, Virtuoso

In words and music, Reiko presents a portrait of the woman who was, at once, a leading pianist of her day, the wife of one great composer and the intimate friend of another, mother of eight children, composer, and teacher. Her life was marked by tragedy and distinguished by a career which spanned more than sixty years. We see her now as a strikingly independent woman, a woman of her time yet one who worked tirelessly against the grain of assumption and prejudice.

With Paul Ansdell (narrator)

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Earlier Event: October 24
Liverpool University
Later Event: November 28
Holywell Music Room