This Thursday, composer (and Music Department lecturer) Martin O'Leary presents a piano recital devoted to the music of Robert Schumann. Focusing on music from the beginning and end of Schumann's career, the concert opens with the rarely-heard original (1833) version of the Impromptus on a theme of Clara Wieck, Op. 5. This is followed by Blumenstück [Flower Piece], Op. 19, before concluding with the legendary Theme and Variations in E-flat (Ghost Variations) (1854), the theme of which was claimed by the composer to have been dictated to him in a dream "by angelic voices".
Martin O'Leary's recital takes place in Riverstown Hall on Thursday, 2 December, from 1:10pm.
Please note that, due to ongoing public health restrictions, our lunchtime concerts remain only open to staff and students of the University, and this recital will be recorded and made available on YouTube.