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Clara Schumann, International Star

19 October 2016, 11:45 - 12:15


This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room

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Natasha Loges introduces Clara Schumann, who was arguably better known than her husband in the 1840s, as she toured Europe as one of the great virtuoso pianists. Clara Schumann's complete songs are also heard during the Festival.

Natasha Loges' talks are always fascinating and engaging events, and this will be a perfect introduction for anyone wanting to find out a bit more about Clara Schumann and her sometimes turbulent relationship with Robert.

This event is completely free: booking is advised.

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Natasha Loges

Natasha Loges


Natasha Loges is Head of Postgraduate Programmes and Reader in Musicology at the Royal College of Music, London. She gained her BMus in piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, her MMus at King’s College London, and her PhD at theRoyal Academy of Music, University of London, entitled Text and Context in Brahms’s Lieder. Her books include Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall: Between Private and Public Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Brahms and His Poets (Boydell, 2017), Brahms in Context (Cambridge... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

The Schumann Project

The Schumann Project: 14-29 October 2016 The fifteenth Oxford Lieder Festival will be the Schumann Project, a unique survey of Schumann's complete songs. The Schumann Project will explore Schumann's life and times, his friends and contemporaries, his influences and his legacies, and his literary and artistic interests. This two-week feast of song will feature Oxford Lieder's trad...

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