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17. Alchemy, Magic and the Legend of Faust

14 October 2019, 15:00 - 16:30


Symposium

Study Event


Thumbnail of The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College

The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College

The Queen's College, Oxford



Alexandra Lloyd and Emma Smith discuss the history of Faust – the man himself, and the role of alchemy and magic in the legends that grew around him from the sixteenth century onwards. Moving from German origins to Christopher Marlowe, into the German Romantic writers and the wider revival of interest in the twentieth century, this fascinating discussion is interspersed with Faust settings in song, performed by Fabian Langguth and Camille Lemonnier, who impressed at the recent finals of our Young Artist Platform auditions.


Programme


Artist Portrait

Fabian Langguth

Fabian Langguth

Baritone

The baritone, Fabian Langguth was born in 1992 in Munich, Germany. He was introduced to music early through piano lessons at the age of five years. One year later he was admitted into the prestigious "Tölzer Knabenchor“. After finishing his bachelor degree in Augsburg under the tutelage of Prof. Dominik Wortig he started his postgraduate studies at Guildhall School of music and drama with Prof. Rudolf Piernay as part of a scholarship program. 2015, Fabian took part in the International Bach Academy and sang the baritone s... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Camille Lemonnier

Camille Lemonnier

Pianist

Camille Lemonnier was born in Munich and started her piano studies at the Nuremberg University of Music in 2011. As student of Ingeborg Schmidt-Noll she obtained a Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) with best scores in July 2015. In addition, she acquired during her studies competencies in educational sciences, which were honoured with the First Price of Music Education from the Nuremberg University of Music in 2015. Beside her studies she participated in Master Classes with prof Wolfang Manz, Thomas Hell, prof Dirk Mommertz and prof Konrad Elser. T... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Dr Alexandra Lloyd

Dr Alexandra Lloyd

Speaker

Dr Alex Lloyd is Fellow by Special Election in German Studies at St Edmund Hall, and Lecturer in German at Magdalen College, Oxford. She teaches German language and literature from the mid-eighteenth to the twenty-first century, and translation between German and English. Her main research interests lie in twentieth-century literature and visual culture, and her book Childhood, Memory, and the Nation: Young Lives under Nazism in Contemporary German Culture,will be published in Legenda’s Germanic Literatures series in 2020. Alex was rec... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Prof Emma Smith

Prof Emma Smith

Speaker

I am Tutorial Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford. My research combines a range of approaches to Shakespeare and early modern drama. I am currently working on the First Folio (1623), a project combining aspects of the history of the book, histories of reading, and the interpretation of Shakespeare on the page. Much of my recent work has been about the reception of Shakespeare and about the scholarly and cultural investments in Shakespearean criticism (including my own). I am also interested in drama in performance, in the methodology o... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

Tales of Beyond - Magic, Myths and Mortals

The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival will explore life, death, and the mysterious areas between and beyond. Sprites and nymphs cause mayhem and mischief, while legends abound from Greco-Roman sagas to the Lorelei and the Erlking. Storytelling with the Crick Crack Club, a ghost tour, a magic show and more all complement the myriad concerts, masterclasses and study events over a packed fortnight....