Schumann and the Critics
18 October 2016, 14:45 - 16:30
The Queen's College
Renowned music critic and writer Hilary Finch, who wrote for The Times for many years, is joined by Richard Wigmore for an afternoon of three talks looking at Schumann's critical writings in the 'Neue Zeitschrift für Musik', the generations of composer-critics who followed him (including Debussy, Berlioz and Wolf), and lastly a look at trends in contemporary music criticism. The talks will be interspersed with short performances of related music.
Admission is completely free, but booking is strongly recommended.
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (Op. 48 no.1) from Dichterliebe
- Eusebius: Adagio (Op. 9) from Carnaval
Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903)Abschied (no.53) from Mörike-Lieder
Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778 - 1837)Étude (Op. 125)
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Florestan: Passionato (Op. 9) from Carnaval
This event is part of a series:
The Schumann Project: 14-29 October 2016 The fifteenth Oxford Lieder Festival will be the Schumann Project, a unique survey of Schumann's complete songs. The Schumann Project will explore Schumann's life and times, his friends and contemporaries, his influences and his legacies, and his literary and artistic interests. This two-week feast of song will feature Oxford Lieder's trad...