Autumn talks with Michael Grant: Brahms, Silent Women and Forbidden Music

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Brahms Music Library, Central Library Thursdays 12, 19 and 26 September 2019 at 1pm

Autumn talks with Michael Grant: “Brahms, Silent Women and Forbidden Music”.

Thursday 12 September: Clara Wieck Schumann was born 200 years ago this year.  She was a close friend of Johannes Brahms. In this first talk Michael will look at the life, music and loves of Brahms, in particular his relationship with Clara.

Thursday 19 September: In the course of his talk on Clara Schumann Michael will touch on another female composer, Fanny Mendelssohn. In his second talk of the autumn series Michael will look at the status of women as composers from Hildegard of Bingen to the present day and illustrate his talk with musical examples of some of their compositions.

Thursday 26 September: It may come as a surprise to learn that some of the music of Johannes Brahms has at times been forbidden. In this final talk in the Autumn series Michael will look at music, the performance of which has been forbidden over the centuries from the music interval of the Tritone of the middle ages, via the era of degenerate music in 1930s Germany to the 1990/91 Gulf War.  

Saor cead isteach. Is gá áit a chur in áirithe.

Admission free. Booking is essential.

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