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The Gift of Music: Cosman Collection

20 February 2019


Milein Cosman drawing Peter Ustinov at the Edinburgh Festival in 1949. By kind permission of the estate of Milein Cosman

Royal College of Music, London

Join us for an evening of art, music and history as we celebrate the eminent German artist Milein Cosman.

The specially curated programme includes works by some of the renowned musicians Milein sketched, alongside a fascinating recording talking about her life and creative process. On display will be a selection of the intimate portraits, recently donated to the Royal College of Music Museum, which offer an unparalleled glimpse into the rich musical culture of 20th-century Britain.

This evening of art, music and history celebrates the donation to the Royal College of Music of Milein Cosman’s collection of drawings of musicians. The Milein Cosman collection has been generously donated to the RCM by the artist. Digitisation of the collection has been supported by The Pilgrim Trust.

There will also be a free pre-concert talk before this event


This event is part of a series celebrating Hans Keller’s centenary: see Hans Keller 100



6.15 pm Pre-Concert Talk
7.30 pm Concert

Programme to include:

Cassado Suite for solo cello
Britten Nocturnal after John Dowland op 70
Rankl Op 5 Nr. 12, The Travelling Players, text by Ruth Tenney
Op 5 Nr. 4, Camel Bells, text by Ruth Tenney
Op 7 Nr. 2 Night Song at Amalfi, text by Sarah Teasdale
Op 7 Nr. 8 Little Fruit Tree in November, text by Anne Runcie
Op 7 Nr. 6 On Orpheus going to Hell for a Wife, text by Thomas Lyle
Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik op 24 no 2



Royal College of Music
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Prince Consort Road
London, South Kensigton SW7 2BS United Kingdom
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