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Songs and Soundworlds

18 October 2017, 15:00 - 16:00


Talk

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This event will be broadcast from Okinaga Room


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Katy Hamilton explores Richard Strauss's Lieder, the role of his wife Pauline de Ahna as muse and interpreter, and the musical battles being fought in Vienna, the city he would later make his home.


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Katy Hamilton

Katy Hamilton

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Dr. Katy Hamilton is a freelance researcher, writer and presenter on music. She is one of the UK’s most sought-after speakers on music, providing talks for a host of organisations including the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, BBC Proms, Ryedale Festival and Oxford Lieder Festival. In addition, she regularly writes programme notes for the Salzburg Festival, North Norfolk Festival and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and is a frequent contributor to BBC Radio 3. Katy’s area of specialism is the music of Johannes Brahms and his contem... Read Full Biography

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