Poetry Making Song
28 March 2020, 11:00 - 15:00
Oxford Lieder regulars Helen Abbott and Natasha Loges team up to lead an interactive study event looking at some famous poet-composer pairings from the French and German traditions. Using examples from Baudelaire and Debussy, Daumer and Brahms, Goethe and Schubert, and Verlaine and Fauré, we will explore meanings, contexts, and sounds in the poetry that makes up song. The sessions will include live music examples and collaborative poetry readings.
11am – 11.45am
Meanings: Our world collides with the poet’s
12pm – 12.45pm
Contexts: A life in poetry
2pm – 3pm
Sounds: Making the poem into song
*Please note, the Mastercourse Pass does not include any evening concerts or the Mastercouse concert on Saturday 4 April 2020.
SpeakerProfessor 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 www.baudelairesong.org/search. The project also showcases a new networked model for analysing and visualising word/mus... Read Full Biography
SpeakerNatasha Loges is Head of Postgraduate Programmes and Reader in Musicology at the Royal College of Music, London. She gained her BMus in piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, her MMus at King’s College London, and her PhD at theRoyal Academy of Music, University of London, entitled Text and Context in Brahms’s Lieder. Her books include Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall: Between Private and Public Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Brahms and His Poets (Boydell, 2017), Brahms in Context (Cambridge... Read Full Biography
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