Darlington Piano Society has been celebrating its 21st season with recitals that have brought artists of the highest quality to the Dolphin Centre.
Distinguished French pianist Amandine Savary concludes the season with works by Robert and Clara Schumann on March 26. Concerts take place at 3pm on Sunday afternoons at Central Hall in the Dolphin Centre.
Darlington Piano Society ends its highly successful season with a recital by the French pianist Amandine Savary. After graduated with honours in France (Caen Conservatory – Normandy), Amandine joined the Royal Academy of Music of London in 2003, gaining her BMus diploma in 2007 and a Masters Concert Project Degree with distinction. She is now an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
She played for the Society in 2007 whilst a beneficiary of the Philip & Dorothy Green award and makes a very welcome return. She brings a programme of music by Robert and Clara Scumann – inspired by each other they corresponded through music during more than 10 years. Clara was a child prodigy of the piano and their passionate friendship transformed into a deep love, to which Clara’s father was vigorously opposed. However, they married in 1840. The story of Clara and Robert Schumann is one of the most inspiring and beautiful love stories of the romantic period. From this period came a huge amount of passionate letters and music and Amandine’s programme is a selection of the latter.
R. Schumann Kinderszenen Op 15
C. Schumann Nocturne in F Major (extract of soirées musicales) Op 6/2
C. Schumann Romance in B minor
R. Schumann Romance in F# major, Opus 28/2
C. Schumann Romance in A minor
C. Schumann Toccatina (extract of soirées musicales) Op 6/1
R. Schumann Kreisleriana Op 16
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