What, pray, is a 'pubic performance'?main
I’ve attended some hair-raising concerts in my time, but a new biography of Robert Schumann adds a new dimension to the experience.
According to a TLS review, proof-reading is now so lax at Cambridge University Press that the book refers three times to works of Schumann which received a pubic performance, an interpretation I’ve occasionally dreamed about but never actually seen.
Exactly what the learned author has in mind is probably detailed in a footnote. But, for those who find music writing a trifle arid, there is fun yet to be found in the lives of great composers.