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The Wagner Effect - TALK FOUR

19 October 2011, 14:30 - 15:45


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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 four given by Natasha Loges

Wagner and the 'Music of the Past'

Wagner is rightly heralded as a musical revolutionary, who synthesized various arts in order to create a new way of composing opera. But all innovation rests on the past, a fact Wagner was unwilling to acknowledge in his autobiography. This talk will explore Wagner's debt to his musical predecessors and contemporaries, including Weber, Spohr, Mendelssohn and Marschner, less likely figures like Bellini, the masters of French grand opera such as Meyerbeer and Auber, and the music of his famous father-in-law, Franz Liszt.

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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