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In search of Schumann's love through his music and letters

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department invites Nancy Loo, Jimmy Shiu and Lo Koon-lan, to perform "Schumann's Love in Words and Music" next month.  Schumann's music lovers may enjoy his piano music with letter recitation (in Cantonese) of Schumann's letter inserted in between pieces.

     Schumann is a significant Romantic composer.  He has also left us with a number of letters, some of them love letters with Clara (pianist, then Schumann's future wife), others correspondences with friends.  These letters told a lot about his thoughts and love stories.  In this performance, veteran actress Lo Koon-lan and music promoter Jimmy Shiu will read a selection of letters by Schumann and Clara Wieck, pianist Nancy Loo will play some of Schumann's works.

     Works to be performed include "Arabeske, Op. 18", "Romance in F-sharp, Op. 28, No. 2", "Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22, Second Movement" and "Widmung (from 'Myrthen, Op. 25')" as well as selections from "Davidbündlertänze, Op. 6", "Fantasiestücke, Op. 12", "Kinderszenen, Op. 15", "Fantasie in C, Op. 17" and others.

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "Schumann's Love in Words and Music" (in Cantonese) will be staged at 3pm and 7.30pm on October 30 (Saturday), at the Special Exhibition Gallery, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum. Tickets priced at $180 are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone booking. Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis).

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7321; for ticketing enquiries, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone booking, call 2111 5999; for Internet booking, visit ; for more information, visit .

Ends/Thursday, September 30, 2010


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