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Hannah Rothschild

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The film-maker Hannah Rothschild describes her great aunt Pannonica Rothschild as "the one who got away" from the weight of responsibility attached to the family name. She moved from war-torn France and set up home in New York in the early 1950s, where she soon became patron and friend to bebop greats like Charlie Parker (who died in her hotel room) and Thelonious Monk (whom she nursed until his death).

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2016

The Improbability of Love, Hannah Rothschild

Hannah Rothschild discusses her writing and passions with Erica Wagner. 

Sunday, 28 February 2016
Hannah Rothschild, author of The Improbability of Love and the new Chair of the National Gallery Board of Trustees, knows a thing or two about art and how for some its pursuit can become an all-encompassing obsession. Her novel is imaginative, exuberant, often extremely funny, and is currently a nominee for the JQ-Wingate Prize. Hannah Rothschild will be talking to Erica Wagner about her writing, her new appointment, the art that affects her most powerfully, and her other passionate pursuits.
 

2009

Thursday, 26 February 2009

The film-maker Hannah Rothschild describes her great aunt Pannonica Rothschild as "the one who got away" from the weight of responsibility attached to the family name. She moved from war-torn France and set up home in New York in the early 1950s, where she soon became patron and friend to bebop greats like Charlie Parker (who died in her hotel room) and Thelonious Monk (whom she nursed until his death).

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