Brahms's Late Idyll
17 October 2017, 15:00 - 16:00
The Queen's College, Oxford
Natasha Loges discusses themes of nostalgia, idyll and resignation in Brahms’s late works, against the backdrop of his adoptive home Vienna. Her talk will be illustrated with songs sung by mezzo-soprano Emma Stannard.
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn (Op.103) from Zigeunerlieder
- Wie Melodien (Op.105 no.1)
- Auf dem Kirchhofe (Op.105 no.4)
- Ständchen (Op.106 no.1)
- Mädchenlied (Op.107 no.5) from Fünf Lieder
SpeakerNatasha 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
mezzo-sopranoCumbrian mezzo-soprano Emma Stannard began her training at Royal Northern College of Music under Peter Wilson achieving an MMus with distinction. She then joined Royal Academy Opera (RAO), under the tuition of Yvonne Howard and Joseph Middleton. For RAO Emma performed the roles of Ruggiero, Alcina, Junon, Orfée aux enfers, Hanna, May Night and Poppea, L’incoronazione di Poppea. On leaving she was presented a Regency Award for her successes with the company. She has since performed the role of Minerva in Il ritorno d’Uli... 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 - ...