Clara Schumann: Prodigy, Muse, Virtuoso

Thursday 18 July 2019, 7.30pm
Howard Theatre, Downing College

Reiko Fujisawa piano
Crawford Logan narrator

Brahms Intermezzo Op.119 No.2
Clara Schumann Scherzo Op.10 & Romance Op.21 No.3
Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor WoO 80
Chopin Impromptu No. 2 in F sharp major – Andantino
Chopin Impromptu No.4 in C sharp minor – Allegro agitato
Schumann arr. Liszt Frühlingsnacht from Liederkreis Op.39
and Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op.26

Virtuoso pianist Reiko Fujisawa joins the well-known actor Crawford Logan to present a fascinating and moving portrait of Clara Schumann in words and music. Clara’s life was distinguished by an international career which spanned more than sixty years, but was also marked by tragedy. She 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. We see her now as a strikingly independent woman – a woman of her time, and yet one who worked tirelessly against the grain of assumption and prejudice.

Reiko Fujisawa Website | Venue Website (inc. map of Downing College) | Map to Venue

Tickets: £28 including booking fee

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