Social music-making in Schubert's Vienna
11 March 2018, 16:45 - 17:30
Ahead of this evening’s ‘Schubertiade’, Natasha Loges introduces the backdrop of social music making in Schubert’s circle and Vienna more widely. Much of Schubert's music was written to perform in the company of his friends, from jovial drinking songs to profound masterpieces, but was this purely characteristic of Schubert's nature, or was it the only outlet reliably open to him, or was it an escape from the iron rule of Metternich? In any case, the tradition of the 'Schubertiade' is one to savour today and this talk by the ever-insightful Natasha Loges will illuminate the final concert of the Spring Weekend of Song.
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
This event is part of a series:
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.