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Rose McLachlan, piano and Isobel Coughlan, soprano.
October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rose has already played concertos twice in Rhyl and a solo recital in January this year to great acclaim. So it will be a great pleasure to hear her again, this time in the company of Isobel, a singer friend from their time together at Chetham’s.
Rose will doubtless tire of botanical analogies such as her rapid growth as a pianist and how she is climbing the musical trellis of success. Of course we know she is being well nurtured and trained, but it is greatly satisfying to her audiences in clubs such as ours to witness her development at first hand. Isobel has performed Arne’s Morning Cantata on Radio 3 and is now going to study at Kings College, London, on a choral scholarship. Their programme is:
- J.S.Bach: Partita no. 6 in E minor- Toccata, Allemande and Gigue
- F.Liszt: La leggierezza
- F.Chopin: B minor sonata 1st movement
- R.Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben
Our concert organiser writes: The Schumann should be something special as Rose confesses to being obsessed by this music which is exactly how I felt upon hearing his Kreisleriana for the first time. Frauenliebe und Leben is poetry about a girl meeting her future husband, through marriage, to death and after. The piano part is innovative in its contribution to the songs. I suppose the songs reflect much about Schumann’s life in relation to Clara Wieck whose father was opposed to the marriage. Surely this duo is an ideal pairing for this music.