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03. Wilhelm Müller’s Die Winterreise

27 February 2021, 17:00 - 18:00


Talk

Early Evening Study Event


This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room


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Joanna Neilly, German Fellow at St Peter’s College, Oxford, introduces the poet Wilhelm Müller and explores why his poem cycle Die Winterreise reaches further than we think and well beyond Schubert’s great cycle. Joanna’s talk is illustrated by tenor Ted Black with pianist Ana Manastireanu, who were recently finalists in the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Awards.

This event will be streamed completely live from the Holywell Music Room. Shortly afterwards, it will also be available to watch again, using the same ticket and link, until 21 March (11 April for Pioneer Pass holders). Click here for further information on how tickets will work this year.

Joanna Neilly writes of Die Winterreise:

Wilhelm Müller’s 1824 poem cycle Die Winterreise is unparalleled in German literature for the range of its cross-cultural influences. The transnational reach of its literary reinvention is obscured by its most popular adaptation as Franz Schubert’s Lieder cycle, a mainstay of Germanic musical tradition. But contemporary global incarnations include an Argentinian novel (2009) about sex and translation; a Chinese play (2015) confronting the past of the Cultural Revolution via a story of friendship, betrayal, and old age; and an opera (2019) about African migrants to Europe, co-created by an Irish writer (Toibin) and an Italian composer (Einaudi) and featuring artists from Senegal, Mali, and Ghana. More than an intertext, Die Winterreise generates newly imagined worlds, far from its origins and yet intimately connected to the source by their central common theme: the tension between solitude and community as the bases of creative power.


Watch highlights of Ted Black's recital as a finalist at the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform 2019, with pianist Rachel Fright:


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Joanna Neilly

Joanna Neilly

Speaker

Artist Portrait

Ted Black

Ted Black

Tenor

Born and raised in London, tenor Ted Black is a member of the International Opera Studio at the Royal College of Music, additionally supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Josephine Baker Trust, having previously graduated from both the RCM and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Ted’s operatic roles include Gonzalve (L’heure Espagnole - RCM), Cecco (Il mondo della Luna - RCM), Junge Seeman (Tristan und Isolde – Saffron Opera Group). His extensive concert work has included Bernstein’s Chichester Ps... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Ana Manastireanu

Ana Manastireanu

Pianist

Ana Manastireanu is currently the Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music in London, where she is studying towards an Artist Diploma in Collaborative Piano with Kathron Sturrock, Simon Lepper and Roger Vignoles. She is also a Henry Richardson Award Holder, supported by Help Musicians UK. 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 ... Read Full Biography

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Online Streaming Access £5.00
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£3.00

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£100.00
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£80.00
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£40.00
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£15.00

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This event is part of a series:

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