Brahms's Late Idyll
17 October 2017, 15:00 - 16:00
The Queen's College
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 (ensemble version)
- Wie Melodien (Op. 105 no.1) from Fünf Lieder (Op. 105)
- Auf dem Kirchhofe (Op. 105 no.4) from Fünf Lieder (Op. 105)
- Ständchen (Op. 106 no.1)
- Mädchenlied (Op. 107 no.5) from Fünf Lieder
SpeakerNatasha Loges is Head of Postgraduate Programmes and Reader in Musicology 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 theRoyal Academy of Music, University of London, entitled Text and Context in Brahms’s Lieder. Her books include Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall: Between Private and Public Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Brahms and His Poets (Boydell, 2017), Brahms in Context (Cambridge... Read Full Biography
mezzo-sopranoCumbrian mezzo-soprano Emma Stannard trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and on the Royal Academy Opera Course (RAO). Emma is now a student of Anthony Roden. For RAO Emma performed the roles of Ruggiero Alcina, Junon Orphée aux enfers, Hanna May Night and Poppea L’incoronazione di Poppea. She was presented a Regency Award for her successes with the company and has since performed the roles of Flora La traviata (Young Artist production) at Opera Holland Park and Minerva Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and P... 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 - ...