Lucy Parham and Joanna David

Tuesday 4 October 2022

Lucy Parham – piano
Joanna David – narrator

ROBERT SCHUMANNRomance in F sharp Op.28
CLARA WIECKPolonaise in E flat Op.1, No.1
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPINNocturne in F sharp Op.15, No.2
CLARA SCHUMANN/FRANZ LISZTGeheimes Flüstern hier und dort (Secret whispering here and there)
ROBERT SCHUMANNSonata in G minor Op. 22, 1st movt
FELIX MENDELSSOHNSong without Words in A Op.62, No.6 “Spring Song”
CLARA SCHUMANNRomance in E flat minor Op.11, No.1
ROBERT SCHUMANNFirst Loss Op. 68, No.16 (Album for the Young)
JOHANNES BRAHMSIntermezzo in A Op.118, No.1
ROBERT SCHUMANNIntermezzo in E flat minor Op.26
ROBERT SCHUMANNKind im Einschlummern (Child Falling Asleep) Op.15
JOHANNES BRAHMSBallade in G minor Op.118, No.3

I, Clara - Clara Schumann: A Life in Music

Words and Music!

Created to celebrate 200 years since Clara Wieck Schumann’s birth in 1819, I, Clara tells her extraordinary life story in her own words. It is the sixth Composer Portrait created by Lucy Parham and received its London premiere at Kings Place in October 2019.

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, Joanna David.

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Please note that the running time for this concert is approximately 80 minutes with no interval - drinks will be available in the Town Hall bar following the event.

Sponsored by our private patrons and donors

Photo credit: Lucy Parham

This concert is part of Skipton Music’s 75th anniversary season ‘Hidden Treasures: Celebrating Women Composers Across the Ages.’