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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

Lunch break

2pm – 3pm
Sounds: Making the poem into song


SPRING SONG PASSES

A Full Spring Song Pass is available to purchase for £190 representing the best value for the best value for those attending all Spring Song Events.

A Mastercourse Pass* is available to purchase for £45: the best value for those attending 9 sessions or more throughout the week.

An Evening Concert Pass is also available for £165.


All Spring Song Passes are available to purchase on the Booking page.

*Please note, the Mastercourse Pass does not include any evening concerts or the Mastercouse concert on Saturday 4 April 2020.

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Helen Abbott

Helen Abbott

Speaker

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 www.baudelairesong.org/search. The project also showcases a new networked model for analysing and visualising word/mus... Read Full Biography
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Natasha Loges

Natasha Loges

Speaker

Natasha Loges was appointed Professor of Musicology at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg in spring 2022. Her books include Brahms and His Poets (2017), and the coedited collections Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall (2014), Brahms in Context (2019), Musical Salon Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century (2019) and German Song Onstage (2020), and she has published various chapters and essays in edited collections. Her work has been funded by the British Academy, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the American Musicological S... Read Full Biography
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Edward Jowle

Edward Jowle

Baritone

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Ana Manastireanu

Ana Manastireanu

Pianist

Ana Manastireanu is an increasingly sought-after collaborative pianist, specialising in song and chamber music. She is currently a Britten-Pears Young Artist for 2021-22. Ana has recently won the Accompanist Prize in the 2020 AESS Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition and in the 2019 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards held at the Wigmore Hall. In 2019 she won the Accompanist Prize in the AESS Courtney Kenny Award and was selected as a Leeds Lieder Young Artist. She also won the Alasdair Graham Pianist Prize in the 2020 RCM Lied... Read Full Biography

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Spring Song 2020

Coronavirus: This event has sadly been cancelled - please see this news item for details We’re thrilled to present this newly expanded Spring Song festival, which features outstanding concerts every evening and is the new home of our renowned residential Mastercourse. We welcome exceptional artists for the concert series, several of whom also appear as guest tutors on the ...

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