Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto, Op. 7: Public Workshop

Clara Schumann

Join the Oxford University Orchestra, Professor Susan Wollenberg and Dr Joe Davies for a public workshop on Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto, Op. 7.

The event will take place at 7:30pm, Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Free to attend, no booking required.

A concert in conjunction with this workshop will take place on Saturday 25 May 2019; click here for more details.

Clara Schumann (neé Wieck) (1819-1896) was a musical force of nature and a child prodigy. At the age of 13 (1832) she began composing her first piano concerto, which, rather than being derivative like many pieces of juvenilia, is a unique and bold artistic statement. The three-movement concerto took its final form by 1834 and was premiered at the Leipzig Gewandhaus in 1835 with herself at the piano and Felix Mendelssohn conducting. Despite the excellent quality of the work and her international reputation as a performer, like many works written by female composers in the 19th century, it has seldom been performed after her death.