Barry Millington, Chief Music Critic, Evening Standard /
Michael White / Daily Telegraph, Opera Now, Classical Music, Ham & High /
Robert Hugill / planethugill.com /
“The meaning was accessible to all which is something often overlooked when performing classical music to a modern audience”
Blossom Caldarone / Arts Award Voice /
I had arrived feeling uncertain whether I would enjoy the music of Clara and Robert Schumann, and I left with a very moving impression of them and their songs. You have discovered a special format for presenting music and the history of musicians.
You succeeded in making such connections with aplomb
I hadn’t known quite what to expect so it was all a wonderful revelation… a very imaginative idea and beautifully realised…[Gay Soper’s] portrayal of Clara was very convincing, and both singers were superb with really amazing voices and considerable acting skills
I loved this. As a Wigmore Hall regular, I wasn’t sure when I booked, but the added context made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. I will definitely come again
…engaging and beautiful.
Excellent pianist and other performers – a well researched and sympathetically delivered account of Alma Mahler’s life.
I think the lieder are accessible as they are but I loved the way they were used in the story.
Even among serious music lovers Lieder seems to be something of a minority taste. Setting it in its musical and cultural context might win more listeners.