Programme

 Friday 14 June

14.00: Welcome Address

Joe Davies (University of Oxford)

14.30–16.30: Identity

Chair: Matthew Head (King’s College London)

Roe-Min Kok (McGill University), Clara – Robert’s Posthumous Androgyne

Amanda Lalonde (University of Saskatchewan), The Young Prophetess in Performance

Christian Leitmeir (University of Oxford), Creativity, Performance and Problems of Authorship: Clara Schumann’s Cadenzas for Mozart’s K. 466

George Rousseau (University of Oxford), The Sorrows of the ageing Clara Schumann: Senescence and Late Style

16.30–17.00: Tea break

17.00–18.00: Keynote Lecture  

Clara Schumann’s Legacy: Rethinking the Value of Performance and Teaching

Natasha Loges (Royal College of Music)

Saturday 15 June

9.30–10.30: Schumann as Teacher

Chair: Fabio Morabito (University of Oxford)

Annkatrin Babbe (Sophie Drinker Institut, Bremen), Deconstructing the ‘Schumann Tradition’? Clara Schumann as Teacher in Frankfurt

Katrin Reyersbach (Robert Schumann Society Zwickau) and Thomas Synofzik (Schumann Haus), Clara Schumann and her Polish Pupil Nathalie Janotha

10.30–11.00: Coffee break

11.00–12.00: Tonal Networks

Chair: Joe Davies (University of Oxford)

Sarah Moynihan (Royal Holloway, University of London), Slipping between Hexatonic Poles: Clara Schumann’s Piano Sonata in G minor

Aleksandr Rodzianko (University of Oxford), Products of an Exploratory Animus: Architectural Idiosyncrasy in Clara Schumann’s G Minor Piano Sonata

12.00–13.00: Formal Strategies

Chair: Joe Davies (University of Oxford)

Benedict Taylor (University of Edinburgh), Clara Schumann’s A minor Piano Concerto and the Development of Romantic Form

Nicole Grimes (University of California, Irvine), Formal Innovation and Virtuosity in Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17

13.00–14.30: Lunch

14.30–16.30: Lieder

Chair: Laura Tunbridge (University of Oxford)

Harald Krebs (University of Victoria) , Expressive Declamation in Clara Schumann’s Lieder

Christopher Parton (Princeton University), Was weinst du, Blümlein?– Clara Schumann’s Sechs Lieder von Jucunde, op. 23, and Hearing the Language of Flowers

Julie Pedneault-Deslauriers (University of Ottawa), Hidden Formal and Phrase-structure Strategies in Clara Schumann’s Lieder

Stephen Rodgers (University of Oregon), Musical and Poetic Closure in a Song by Clara Schumann

16.30–17.00: Tea break

17.00–17.45: Lecture-recital  

For clever hands – or for more beautiful hands? Clara Schumann as a four-hand partner

Cecilia Oinas (University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and Sibelius Academy, Helsinki) and Anna Kuvaja (Sibelius Academy, Helsinki)

18.30–19.15: Recital

Performers: Aisling Kenny, Cecily Lock, Cheryl Tan

19.30: Conference Dinner

Sunday 16 June

10.00–11.30: Schumann and her Circles

Chair: Susan Wollenberg (University of Oxford)

Lukas Beck (University of Oxford), Public or Private? Clara Schumann and the Gewandhaus Quartet in Leipzig

Robert Eshbach (University of New Hampshire), Clara Schumann and Joseph Joachim: A Partnership Begins

David Conway (University College London), Clara Schumann and her Jewish contacts

11.30–12.00: Coffee break

12.00–13.00: Keynote Lecture

Covert Rebellion: Clara (and Robert) Schumann in the Wake of the 1848 Revolutions

Susan Youens (University of Notre Dame)

13.00–14.30: Lunch

14.30–15.15: Lecture-recital 

Reimagining the Romance: Contextualising Clara Schumann’s Op. 21 and 22

R. Larry Todd (Duke University) and Katharina Uhde (Valparaiso University, Indiana)

15.15–16.15: Panel Discussion  

16.15: Closing remarks