As the most famous historical case of a woman composer left on the margins by subsequent generations, she has attracted a good deal of contemporary research, and more of her music is being heard. It is forcing many people to agree with Goethe. Even her Piano Trio, which the family published after her death, seems mysteriously little known considering its quality. There is a fascinating touch of sibling-like familiarity about it, yet the personality is distinct, with a sometimes freer sense of phrasing, technical facility without glibness, a more prominent dark side, and a weightier tone of voice. Diana Ambache (above), whose chamber orchestra recently gave a much-praised UK premiere to Fanny's stirring Overture, her only surviving orchestral piece, is the pianist this time as a cause close to her heart reaches the City of London Festival.
7.30pm, 18 Jul, Painters' Hall, Little Trinity Lane, EC4. Programme also includes music by Mozart with oboe, cor anglais, piano and strings (box office 071-248 4260)
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