Music and Mental Health Recital – 6th August 

As part of the Brighter Berkshire Year of Mental Healthm Semra Kurutaç (piano) and Andrew Taylor (oboe/cor anglais) presented a recital of music by composers who are known or thought to have suffered from mental illness. 

In between the pieces, there were contributions from experts in the field of mental illness, describing the conditions, how they may have affected the composers’ lives, the attitudes towards them during the composers’ lifetimes and how these attitudes have (and haven’t) changed since.

It was a wonderful afternoon of music and discussion, enjoyed by all!

Thank you to all those who performed and attended to make this a brilliant event.