Friday, November 13, 2009

'We must sit down and work'


If you have 25 minutes to watch it, this is just lovely: two of the most elegant and eloquent women I know, Helen Garner and Anna Goldsworthy, at the launch of Anna's memoir Piano Lessons at Janet Clarke Hall where Anna is Artist-in Residence. Watch the whole thing if you possibly can; after Anna speaks, she plays a Chopin nocturne and then there's a quick snippet of her teacher, the extraordinary Eleanora Sivan. The heckling baby you can hear is Anna's son Reuben, born last summer.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Andrew Ford talked to Anna Goldsworthy on the Music Show (RN) yesterday. Fascinating.

Pavlov's Cat said...

Yes, I heard quite a lot of that -- it was a lovely interview. Podcast, no doubt, so I'll listen to the rest of it at some stage.

Di said...

Thank you for posting the link. I loved it. The loveliness of women comes to mind.Can't wait to read the book and to listen to more beautiful music. I'm also thrilled to see that teaching and learning is being honoured.