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The Wagner Effect - TALK TWO

18 October 2011, 14:30 - 15:30


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Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

St Hilda's College
Oxford

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Two study-days exploring Wagner and his influence on song in the late 19th Century.

Talk two given by Gulliver Ralston

'Wagner and the World of Dreams'

In this session we will investigate Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and their relationship with Tristan und Isolde and his essay Beethoven (1870). What is the philosophy behind these songs? How did Wagner explore the ideas he later developed in Tristan? Looking at the texts and the music of these miniature masterpieces, we will uncover aspects of Wagner’s seductive dream world.

The Wesendonck Lieder will be performed in the lunchtime concert on 19th; click here for details.

TIMETABLE FOR THE TWO DAYS:

Tuesday 18th October

11am - TALK ONE, given by Roderick Swanston

12.30pm - A light lunch will be available in the foyer of the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

1.10pm - LUNCHTIME RECITAL; pianist Martin Sturfält plays piano works by Liszt and Wolf, including transcriptions of Wagner

3.30pm - TALK TWO, given by Gulliver Ralston

7pm - Pre-concert talk given by Amanda Glauert

8pm - Mary Bevan, Quirijn de Lang and Sholto Kynoch perform Wolf

Wednesday 19th October

11am - TALK THREE, given by Amanda Glauert

12.30pm - A light lunch will be available in the foyer of the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

1.10pm - LUNCHTIME RECITAL; soprano Louise Alder and pianist Elizabeth Burgess perform Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder, and songs by Wolf and Strauss

3.30pm - TALK FOUR, given by Natasha Loges

7pm - Pre-concert talk given by Natasha Loges

8pm - Dorrotya Lang and Julius Drake perform Liszt, Duparc and Strauss


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This event is part of a series:

2011 Festival: 10 Year Anniversary

The Annual Oxford Lieder Festival, bringing song to the heart of Oxford

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