Clara Schumann was an exceptional figure from a great age of music. As pianist and composer, she is – like many women – often unjustly forgotten or overlooked. Now Lucy Parham reveals why she deserves to be called ‘great’, as creator of the acclaimed Composer Portrait concerts.
This is Clara Schumann’s story in her own words, narrated by Harriet Walter, with a selection of compositions played live as well as those by Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Mendelssohn and Chopin.
“One of the must-see events of the musical calendar” – BBC Music Magazine