Wednesday 30 November 2022 11:00AM

The history of composer-performers at Wigmore Hall

A talk by Wigmore Hall's Archivist, Emily Woolf

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This event is available to Friends of Wigmore Hall. If you are a Friend, please sign in to your online account to book, or call the Friends Office on 020 7258 8230. Not a Friend? Join today for access.


This talk will be approximately 60 - 90 minutes in duration


The dual roles occupied by the many composer-performers to appear on Wigmore Hall’s stage over the course of its history have led to some of our most legendary concerts – and some altogether more forgotten. Ravel, Poulenc, Britten, Skryabin – and of course the subjects of next season’s composer focusses, Coleridge-Taylor and Busoni – among many others all came to the Hall to play their own works; but what did it mean to be a composer-performer over the course of the 20th Century, and what about those who are no longer household names? Join us and our Archivist, Emily Woolf, on a journey through the varied stories, compositions and performances of those both beloved and overlooked.

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