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Brahms and Beyond

09 March 2018, 14:00 - 17:00


Talk

Study Event


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Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

St Hilda's College,
Oxford



In collaboration with TORCH and the Oxford Song Network, this promises to be a fascinating afternoon of talks by Natasha Loges, Laura Tunbridge, Sophie Fuller and Jennifer Ronyak. Inspired by Natasha Loges's new book, Brahms and His Poets (Boydell, 2017), as well as celebrating the hundredth anniversary of women's suffrage and falling just one day after International Women's Day, these talks will explore various facets of gender, society, and the song tradition, from Schumann's settings of female poets, to Brahms' approach to female characters in song poetry, Fanny Hensel’s Heine settings in English translations by Mary Alexander, and the salon world of Maude Valérie White.

2pm: Introduction and Welcome (Philip Ross Bullock)

2pm - 3pm SESSION ONE: Alex Lloyd (Chair)

Natasha Loges (Royal College of Music, London): ‘Hearing Women’s Voices in Brahms’s Solo Songs’

Laura Tunbridge (Oxford): ‘Robert Schumann’s Frauenleben

3pm - 3.30pm BREAK

3.30pm - 4.30pm SESSION TWO: Alex Lloyd (Chair)

Jennifer Ronyak (Graz): ‘Two Women, Three Poems, and Two Private Acts of Translation: Fanny Hensel’s Three Songs After Heinrich Heine from Mary Alexander

Sophie Fuller (Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance): ‘Songs and the Late Victorian and Edwardian Salon: The Case of Maude Valérie White (1855-1937)’

4.30pm - 5pm CONCLUDING DISCUSSION AND Q&A

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Artist Portrait

Natasha Loges

Natasha Loges

Speaker

Natasha 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
Artist Portrait

Laura Tunbridge

Laura Tunbridge

Speaker

Laura Tunbridge is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Oxford, and Henfrey Fellow and tutor at St Catherine’s College. She previously taught at the Universities of Manchester and Reading. Her books include Schumann’s Late Style (Cambridge, 2007) and The Song Cycle (Cambridge, 2010), the co-edited collection Rethinking Schumann (Oxford, 2011), and a forthcoming monograph on lieder singers in New York and London between the World Wars. Laura is a TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) Knowledge Exchan... Read Full Biography
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Sophie Fuller

Sophie Fuller

Speaker

Sophie Fuller is the author of The Pandora Guide to Women Composers: Britain and the United States, 1629-present (1994). As well as women’s musical creativity, her research interests include many different aspects of music, gender and sexuality but focus in particular on musical life in late 19th- and 20th-century Britain. She has published a wide range of essays in these areas, including ‘“Something Revolting”: Women, Creativity and Music after 50’ in Gender, Age and Musical Creativity ed. Colton and Haworth (2... Read Full Biography
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Jennifer Ronyak

Jennifer Ronyak

Speaker

Jennifer Ronyak is currently Senior Scientist in the Institute for Musical Aesthetics at the University for Music and Performing Arts Graz (Kunstuniversität Graz). Her work has been published in The Journal of the American Musicological Society, 19th-Century Music, Music & Letters, The Journal of Musicology, and the Jahrbuch Musik und Gender. Her book, Intimacy, Performance, and the Lied in the Early Nineteenth Century, will appear later this year from Indiana University Press. She has also explored the implications of her resear... Read Full Biography

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This event is part of a series:

2018 Spring Weekend of Song

The 2018 Spring Weekend of Song  is a mid-year mini Festival, full of great music and events and with much of the special atmosphere of the main Festival. Three world-class evening recitals are surrounded and complemented by the audition recitals for the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Programme, study events and masterclasses.