Clara and Clarke: Elise Batnes, Louisa Tuck & Anna Tilbrook
As part of JAM on the Marsh’s chamber concerts, two wonderful works by relatively unsung female composers, Clara Schumann (1819-1896) and Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979) are presented.
The former was a German pianist, composer and piano teacher, married to Robert Schumann. Most of her music was largely forgotten until a resurgence of interest in the 1970s. Clarke’s output was not large, though her work was recognised for its compositional skill and artistic power. Rebecca Clarke’s Piano Trio and Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio are absolute treasures.
Piano Trio in G minor Op 17 – Clara Wieck Schumann
Piano Trio – Rebecca Clarke
Elise Båtnes (violin)
Louisa Tuck (cello)
Anna Tilbrook (piano)