Cancelled: Melting Moments

Anna Goldsworthy

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Anna Goldsworthy: Melting Moments on Wednesday 21 October has been cancelled.

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Event details

To coincide with the release of her new novel, Melting Moments, Anna Goldsworthy presents a series of readings interspersed with performances from Schubert’s Moments Musicaux.

Beginning in 1941, Melting Moments offers a portrait of a woman’s life over six decades as a series of key moments. It explores the themes of fate, transience, intimacy, and forgiveness, for which Schubert’s music provides such rich illustration.

‘Sometimes she would wheel Mother into the dining hall to hear Charlie play, on the battered old upright piano. Sitting in her wheelchair, Mother remained a picture of dignity, but if he started playing the Moments Musicaux, the tears would leak from her eyes and flood her face. Ruby wondered where the music took her to. Did it take her to a place where disappointment did not exist? Was there even such a place?’

Join Anna Goldsworthy for a book signing and enjoy a complimentary drink following the event.


Franz Schubert
Moments musicaux, D.780


Anna Goldsworthy


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