Arts & Crafts: Part One
13 October 2017, 10:45 - 12:15
The Festival begins with a fascinating event linking fin-de-siècle Vienna and Oxford through the visual arts, exploring contemporaneous developments in the English Arts and Crafts movement and the Austro- German ‘Jugendstil’.
Beginning in the Holywell Music Room with a general introduction to the artistic thinking of the period, Antony Buxton leads a visit to Harris Manchester College Chapel, with its renowned Burne-Jones/Morris windows, then on to Exeter College Chapel to see the Adoration of the Magi tapestry. There will be short musical performances in each venue.
We will end at the Ashmolean Museum for those who wish to hear the Schools Project Concert before lunch. After lunch, the second part of this study event is a lecture given by Matthew Winterbottom in the Ashmolean Museum Lecture Theatre. Click here for further details and to book.
Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft from Rückert-Lieder
Michael Head (1900 - 1976)A Green Cornfield
Thomas Dunhill (1877 - 1946)The Cloths of Heaven
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)Die Mainacht (Op.43 no.2)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)Silent Noon
Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903)Auf ein altes Bild (no.23) from Mörike-Lieder
This event is part of a series:
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 - ...