Social DistanSong Day One: Ailish Tynan, James Baillieu, Helen Abbott & Natasha Loges
28 March 2020, 10:00 - 23:55
Remember that you can find texts and translations of all the songs that were due to be performed today in the 'Explore' section on the main menu above.
Helen Abbott: Poetry Making Song
Helen presents her talk 'in conversation' with her husband, Richard Longman. Underneath the video are links to the various recordings she mentioned: you can pause the film and watch these (they will open in new tabs) or just enjoy them afterwards.
Links for songs referenced in Helen Abbott's talk:
Fauré Clair de lune
Fauré Après un rêve
Natasha Loges: Poetry Making Song
Natasha has recorded her talk over a PowerPoint presentation. Again, you'll need to pause it to listen to the recordings she references, and the links to those are underneath this video.
Links for songs referenced in Natasha Loges's talk:
A welcome from Ailish Tynan, with Grieg's 'Ein Traum' performed and recorded remotely by Ailish Tynan and James Baillieu
*You will need to be a Spotify user to listen to this.
And finally, an encore from Ailish and James...
SopranoIrish soprano Ailish Tynan won the 2003 Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Ailish was a member of the prestigious Vilar Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and a BBC New Generation Artist. Ailish established herself with operatic roles including Gretel Hänsel und Gretel (The Royal Opera, Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera); Madame Cortese Il viaggio a Reims, Marzelline Fidelio and Madame Podtotshina’s Daughter The Nose (The Royal Opera); Vixen The Cunning Littl... Read Full Biography
PianistBorn in South Africa, James studied in Cape Town and London. He was a Borletti-Buitoni Trust and Young Classical Artist Trust artist and was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Outstanding Young Artist Award and the Chamber Music and Song Award. He is an International Tutor in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Northern College of Music and head of the Song Programme at the Atelier Lyrique of the Verbier Festival Academy. An accomplished chamber musician, soloist and accompanist, James’ partnerships include Lawrence Power... Read Full Biography
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 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
This event is part of a series:
In these strange and unsettling times, we're delighted to present our much-reduced virtual spring festival in place of Spring Song. From 27 March to 4 April, we'll be bringing you exclusive content to enjoy from the artists and speakers who were due to take part. Artistic Director, Sholto Kynoch, tells us more about what's coming up in the video below... [youtube url=http...