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62. Moral Contradictions: Helen Abbott

23 October 2019, 11:45 - 12:15

Moral Contradictions: Fables and Tales from Baudelaire and La Fontaine.

Helen Abbott introduces settings of Baudelaire in song – following the recent culmination of the Baudelaire Song Project – and the Aesop-influenced poems of Jean de la Fontaine, ahead of today's lunchtime concert.

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Helen Abbott

Helen Abbott


Professor Helen Abbott is a specialist in nineteenth-century French poetry and music at the University of Birmingham (UK). She writes about word-music relationships deployed in poetic language and critical-philosophical texts. An expert in using digital methodologies, she directs the AHRC-funded Baudelaire Song Project which has recently launched a database of over 1,700 songs in 25 languages, and 40 different musical genres The project also showcases a new networked model for analysing and visualising word/mus... Read Full Biography

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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....

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