10. Clara Schumann - Rethinking the Myth: Natasha Loges, Joe Davies, Laura Hamer, Jessy McCabe, Tara Erraught & James Baillieu

13 October 2019, 11:00am - 3:30pm

Presented in association with the Royal College of Music


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 - 11. Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Please see Event 11. for more details (concert is included in Study Day tickets).


2.30pm - 3.30pm

Rediscovering Clara Schumann. Natasha Loges is joined by Joe Davies (Oxford University), Laura Hamer (Open University) andJessy McCabe (Oxford University) for a discussion of Clara Wieck-Schumann’s vital position in the history of female musicians.


Please note: Blue Badge parking should be arranged directly with St Hilda's Lodge. Oxford Lieder is unable to allocate onsite spaces.



11 October 2019 | 10:00am

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