Songs and Soundworlds
18 October 2017, 15:00 - 16:00
(Holywell Music Room Entrance)
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.
SpeakerKaty Hamilton is a freelance researcher, writer and presenter on music. She is a specialist in nineteenth-century Austro-German repertoire, in particular the music of Johannes Brahms and his contemporaries, exploring chamber and vocal music and its connection to amateur music-making. She has also been involved in a wide range of other research projects and publications covering subjects as diverse as the history of the Edinburgh Festival, the role of émigré musicians in post-1945 British musical life, and variety shows at the W... 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 - ...