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Social music-making in Schubert's Vienna

11 March 2018, 16:45 - 17:30


Pre-concert Talks

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Studio, Magdalen College School

Cowley Pl, Oxford OX4 1DZ, UK

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.

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Artist Portrait

Natasha Loges

Natasha Loges


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

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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.