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Preston Arts Festival

  • St George's Church 140 Church St` Preston PR1 3BU United Kingdom (map)

Clara Schumann: Prodigy, Muse, Virtuoso

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.

Clara portrait.jpg
Earlier Event: 5 October
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
Later Event: 18 January
Newport Music Club