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Literary Event, Thu 15 Nov 2018


Old Sorting Office,
49 Station Road,
SW13 0LF

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Schumann: The Faces and the Masks is a groundbreaking account of a major composer whose life and works have been the subject of intense controversy ever since his early death in an asylum in 1856.

Filled with previously unpublished material, Judith Chernaik sheds new light on Schumann’s life and the ways in which the crises he encountered entered his music. One of the key figures of Romanticism in Europe and America, Chernaik explores Schumann’s troubled relationships with fellow Romantic composers Mendelssohn and Chopin, along with the long withheld full medical diary kept at Endenich Asylum.

Born in New York, Chernaik now lives in London. She is best known for founding London’s popular Poems on the Underground, a programme which has taken off in cities worldwide.

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Thu 15 Nov 2018 19:00


£10 / £8.50 (Tickets from the OSO box office)



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Map reference: TQ 218762  Lat: 51.47228 Long: -0.24686

The OSO Community Arts Centre is on Barnes Green, next to ASK restaurant.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Barnes Bridge station


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