13 June 2013
Acknowledged as one of Britain's finest pianists, Lucy Parham applies her sensitivity and imagination not only to concertos and recitals, but also to portraits in words and music of such composers as Schumann, Chopin, Liszt and Debussy. On 22 June she appears with actor Henry Goodman (pictured here with him) at Kings Place, London, in the programme Reverie: The Life and Loves of Debussy
Lucy Parham's life-long passion for the music of Schumann inspired the original concept of the words and music evening, Beloved Clara. The CD of Beloved Clara (ASV) was released to critical acclaim. Two further evenings, Liszt - An Odyssey of Love and Nocturne - The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin also premiered in the London Pianoforte Series at the Wigmore Hall. These musical portraits have toured the UK and abroad, also making their US debuts in Los Angeles and subsequently broadcast on NPR across the USA. The CDs of Nocturne and Odyssey of Love will be released in 2012. Her most recent programme, Rêverie – the life and loves of Claude Debussy was performed at the Wigmore Hall London Piano Series in December 2102 to critical acclaim.
Celebrated actors who appear in these programmes include Dame Harriet Walter, Samuel West, Martin Jarvis, Dominic West, Joanna David, Brendan Coyle, Edward Fox, Henry Goodman, Timothy West, Juliet Stevenson, Alex Jennings, Rosamund Pike and Charles Dance.
Hear Lucy Parham and Henry Goodman at Kings Place, London, 22 June at 8pm
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