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Glitter and Doom

13 October 2017, 17:15 - 18:00


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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St
Oxford
OX1 3BN



Writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley introduces the cultural melting pot that was Vienna at the turn of the last century, featuring figures such as Freud, Klimt and Mahler. This wider backdrop gives an essential insight into the period and the place, setting the scene for the Festival ahead.


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Gavin Plumley

Gavin Plumley

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Gavin Plumley is a writer and broadcaster specializing in the music and culture of Central Europe. He read music at Keble College, Oxford and began his career in the publications and press departments at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. After working for several years as a theatrical and literary agent, Gavin decided to pursue a freelance career in 2011. He has written features and programme notes for the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls and music festivals, including the Salzburg Festival, for which he has been comm... Read Full Biography

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