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Oxford Lieder Festival - Study Day: Clara Schumann - Rethinking the Myth

When
Sunday October 13, 2019 at 11:00
Where
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford
Tickets
£27, £15 (concert only), £5 (under 35s)
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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. Sensational Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, who gave the closing recital of last year’s Festival, and pianist James Baillieu perform selected songs by Clara Wieck-Schumann, as well as Brahms’s passionate Zigeunerlieder.

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.

Presented in association with the Royal College of Music


Venue
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
St Hilda's College, Cowley Place
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 1DY
England
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