A quick alert about the last of the current 'Ghost Variations' Concerts, TONIGHT Thursday 3 November, at the Barnes Music Society.
narrated concert, based on classical music journalist and novelist Jessica Duchen's novel 'Ghost Variations', tells the story
of the great Hungarian violinist Jelly d'Arányi and her rediscovery of
the long-suppressed Schumann Violin Concerto in the 1930s.
the music is selected with forensic care for its relevance to the story
and its associations with d'Arányi herself: music by Bartók,
Mendelssohn, Brahms, Ravel, Schumann and more.
Old Sorting Office, London SW13, is a lovely arts centre right next to
Barnes Pond. The concerts so far, much to my delight, have been bringing
down the houses, and it's an honour and a joy for me to work with the
spectacular violin & piano duo of David Le Page and Viv McLean. This
is the last chance to hear the concert in London for a while.
Jessica Duchen's book Ghost Variations is a classical music detective story in essence as JD explores for herself the story of the concerto and Clara Shumann's decisions about how to present her late husband's work as well as exploring Jelly d'Arányi's story as well. The book is in physical and kindle editions
The best background is in JD's blog of course! http://tinyurl.com/gkog8zl