64. The Golden Age of Fables: Claire Ward, Guy Murgatroyd, Katherine Astbury & Katherine Hambridge
23 October 2019, 15:00 - 16:00
The Berrow Foundation Building, Turl St, Oxford OX1 3DR
- Claire Ward (Soprano)
- Guy Murgatroyd (Pianist)
- Prof Katherine Astbury (Speaker)
- Dr Katherine Hambridge (Speaker)
This afternoon's event looks at the fable in France and Germany from the late 17th century through to the Napoleonic era with a focus on La Fontaine, Lessing and Florian - and a nod or two to Aesop of course. This fascinating talk is illustrated with settings of Lessing by composers including Beethoven and Haydn, performed by Claire Ward and Guy Murgatroyd, recent finalists in the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform.
SopranoClaire Ward is a London-based soprano from West Sussex. A keen recitalist, in October 2018 Claire was a participant on the Oxford Lieder Mastercourse with pianist Guy Murgatroyd, working on repertoire with Wolfgang Holzmair, Eugene Asti, Roger Vignoles, Susan Manoff and Véronique Gens. In April 2019, she and Guy performed as part of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform. Claire was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Somerset Song Prize with pianist Cameron Richardson-Eames and is also a member of the Academy’s Song Circle. Current... Read Full Biography
PianistBritish Pianist Guy Murgatroyd enjoys an international reputation as one of a leading generation of pianists pliable to many musical roles. Having worked with a diverse selection of musicians including Leslie Howard, Janis Kelly and George Vass along with contemporary composers including Rolf Hind, Edward Rushton and Nikolai Kapustin Guy is no stranger to most corners of both the solo and collaborative repertory. Guy enrolled at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012 on a scholarship where his principle teachers were Victor Sangiorgio... Read Full Biography
SpeakerBetween October 2013 and July 2017 I ran an AHRC-funded project on French Theatre of the Napoleonic Era. This project involves a team of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working on linking close textual readings to larger cultural, social and political issues. As one of the outcomes, I am currently working on a monograph on theatre during the One Hundred Days, that is to say the period of Napoleon's return to power in 1815. In 2016-17 I had AHRC follow-on funding for a project on Staging Napoleonic Theatre which involved working wit... Read Full Biography
SpeakerKatherine Hambridge is an Assistant Professor in Musicology at Durham University. Her research focuses on French and German musical life in the first half of the nineteenth century. Katherine gained her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Music at the University of Cambridge, during which time she held the organ scholarship at Girton College. In her doctoral research on Berlin, 1800-1815 (completed 2013), she examined how music articulated and shaped Berliners’ relationships with the past and with political identities during t... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
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....