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Emotionally Volatile

August 25, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Catherine Backhouse (mezzo-soprano) and Elspeth Wyllie (piano), both originally from Edinburgh, present a rare chance to enjoy an entire programme of music written by women. Critic George Upton wrote in 1880 that women were too emotionally volatile for the exact science of composition and should only serve as mothers and muses of great men. Against such opposition it is remarkable that so many songs of great quality and beauty exist and a shame that many remain on the fringes on standard repertoire. Catherine and Elspeth have crafted a varied programme of their favourite songs by composers including Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beach, Madeleine Dring and Helen Grime. 

£10 (Children free)


August 25, 2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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St Andrew’s and St George’s West
13 George Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2PA United Kingdom
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0131 225 3847
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