'Hands, Gestures, Voices'
03 March 2017, 14:30 - 17:30
(Holywell Music Room Entrance)
This afternoon study event looks the relationship between songs and the experience of the people who perform them, whether singers who choose to act and dramatise their performances, or the pianists whose role extends far beyond merely 'accompanying'. With contributions by Natasha Loges, Ceri Owen, Susan Rutherford and Laura Tunbridge. Presented in collaboration with TORCH.
PianistNatasha Loges is Head of Postgraduate Studies at the Royal College of Music, London. She gained her BMus in piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, her MMus at King’s College London, and her PhD at the Royal Academy of Music, University of London, entitled Text and Context in Brahms’s Lieder. She has supervised doctoral theses on topics ranging from Schumann’s piano music to Schoenberg’s songs. Natasha broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, including Record Review, Composer of the Week and Building a Library, and she... Read Full Biography
SpeakerLaura Tunbridge is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Oxford, and Henfrey Fellow and tutor at St Catherine’s College. She previously taught at the Universities of Manchester and Reading. Her books include Schumann’s Late Style (Cambridge, 2007) and The Song Cycle (Cambridge, 2010), the co-edited collection Rethinking Schumann (Oxford, 2011), and a forthcoming monograph on lieder singers in New York and London between the World Wars. Laura is a TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) Knowledge Exchan... Read Full Biography
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Please click here to view the full Festival brochure. Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century was a vibrant melting pot for music and the arts. Whirling waltzes sat alongside gargantuan symphonies. The height of romanticism had been reached but was nearly exhausted and on the brink of a whole new musical language. Tradition - with Brahms a holder of the torch - ...