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A Schumann Recital

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FANNY DAVIES ' playing makes it abundantly clear that she is among the fortunate few who cannot grow old. But the fiftieth anniversary of her first appearance on the concert platform is not very far off, and she is among the last great artists who link our times with the age of Schumann and Brahms, Joachim and Piatti. Schumann himself, of course, she could not know (he died five years before she was bom), but the others were proud to claim her as friend and colleague. With Joachim and Piatti, she did much to make Brahms' chamber music known when it was new. She went, at a pupil, to Madame Schumann-at a time when the composer's widow was one of the foremost pianists and teachers of the world, full of enthusiasm for her husband's art and ideals-and has all along been acclaimed in England as the authorized
. apostle of Schumann's music and what it stands for. Not that she plays his music only ; she is as surely at home in the music of every ago and clime as she is in all the lands of earth where true art is held in honour ; if she has specialized in any other direction, it has been in the encouragement she has shown to our own composers.
Novelette, No. I, in F
Intermezzo (Faschingschwank) (Carnival) Study, No. 3, in E, after Paganini, Op. 3 Nachtstück (Nocturne) No. 4, in F Romance, No. 1, in B Flat Minor


Fanny Davies
Fanny Davies

National Programme Daventry

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