|Scripted by Lucy Parham|
Beloved Clara is the compelling and tragic story of the passionate, tragic and volatile relationship between Robert Schumann, his pianist wife Clara Wieck and Johannes Brahms.
Pianist Lucy Parham, who is internationally known for her Composer Portrait series, has updated Beloved Clara for the bicentenary of Clara Schumann in 2019.
The narrative comprises poignant letters and diaries interspersed with solo piano works by all three composers, as well as those by Mendelssohn and Liszt.
Beloved Clara was premiered in the Wigmore Hall Masters Series and has since been frequently performed throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, to critical acclaim. For this performance Lucy Parham is joined by renowned actors Henry Goodman and Juliet Stevenson, who previously starred together in Duet For One in London’s West End.
‘One of the must-see events on the musical calendar’ BBC Music Magazine
‘A lovely entertainment – flawlessly performed’ ★★★★★ The Independent