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Holywell Music Room

  • Holywell Street Oxford OX1 3SD 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: 22 November
Barnes Music Society, London
Later Event: 24 January
The Lights, Andover