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Ayşe Göknur Shanal & Ashley Hribar | Schumann and the Woman

7 September 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm AEST


A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform’, said author Diane Mariechild. Thus, is the embodiment of Clara and Robert Schumann’s legacy.

This promises to be an unforgettable Lieder recital. World class musicians Ayşe Göknur Shanal and Ashley Hribar will present famous works by the two composers, celebrating Clara Schumann’s birthday and women.

“When a concert leaves you feeling excited and energised for hours afterwards, you know it was an exceptionally good one” – Len Power


  • Ayşe Göknur Shanal,  soprano
  • Ashley Hribar, piani


  • Robert SCHUMANN | Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42
  • Clara SCHUMANN | 4 Lieder, Op. 12
  • Clara SCHUMANN | 6 Lieder, Op. 13
  • Robert SCHUMANN | Dichterliebe, Op. 48

Clara has composed a series of small pieces, which show a musical and tender ingenuity such as she has never attained before. But to have children, and a husband who is always living in the realm of imagination, does not go together with composing. She cannot work at it regularly, and I am often disturbed to think how many profound ideas are lost because she cannot work them out.’ – Robert Schumann

Wheelchair accessible and audio loop available

Sponsored by:

  • John Michael O’Brien
  • Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Sydney


Sydney Opera House: Utzon Room, Sydney
2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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