Lucy Parham - I, Clara

Lucy Parham - I, Clara

This concert is a study of the life and compositions of Clara Schumann with readings by Dame Harriet Walter.

7 May 2022

Lucy Parham I, Clara

This concert is a study of the life and compositions of Clara Schumann. Clara’s music will be played by Lucy Parham, interspersed with readings from Clara’s correspondence, recollections of her life and extracts from her diary.

Created to celebrate 200 years since Clara Schumann’s birth in 1819, I, Clara tells her extraordinary life story in her own words.  She was a truly exceptional woman, not just a devoted wife to the composer Robert Schumann, but a groundbreaking musician in her own right. Over a period of 60 years she gave over 1,500 concerts and determined the format of the kind of piano recital that is familiar to us today.  She championed the works of her husband and of Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms and many others. She herself was also a talented composer, producing a piano concerto, numerous solo piano works, chamber music and songs.

The narrative of I, Clara, drawn from letters and diaries, is interspersed with live performances of her works, and of music by Robert Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Mendelssohn, and Chopin.

The narrator for this performance is acclaimed actress, Dame Harriet Walter.


Book Tickets

£20 (£18)

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