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Forthcoming - Study Event

Friday 13th October

5:15 PM

Glitter and Doom

Study Event

13 Oct 2017 17:15 | Holywell Music Room

Writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley introduces the cultural melting pot that was Vienna at the turn of the last century, featuring figures such as Freud, Klimt and Mahler. This wider backdrop gives an essential insight into the period and the place, setting the scene for the Festival ahead. 

2:00 PM

Arts & Crafts: Part Two

Study Event

13 Oct 2017 14:00 | Ashmolean Museum: Lecture Theatre

This is the second part of our day exploring Oxford and Vienna at the turn of the 20th Century through the contemporaneous movements in the visual arts. Matthew Winterbottom, Curator of Nineteenth-Century Decorative Arts at the Ashmolean Museum, gives an illustrated lecture on the Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts pioneers, citing examples in the Museum and leading a gallery vis...

10:45 AM

Arts & Crafts: Part One

Study Event

13 Oct 2017 10:45 | Holywell Music Room

The Festival begins with a fascinating event linking fin-de-siècle Vienna and Oxford through the visual arts, exploring contemporaneous developments in the English Arts and Crafts movement and the Austro- German ‘Jugendstil’. Beginning in the Holywell Music Room with a general introduction to the artistic thinking of the period, Antony Buxton leads a visit to Harris Manche...

Saturday 14th October

11:00 AM

Mahler: A life in Song Part I

Study Event

14 Oct 2017 11:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Gavin Plumley leads two fascinating study days (see also Saturday 21), in association with the Mahler Society. Joined by an exceptional team of musicians, in his lecture-recitals he will guide us through Mahler’s world, exploring his life, songs and surroundings in depth, and casting the composer in a more varied light than does the usual view of him as an epic symphonist. A linchpin of t...

Sunday 15th October

12:30 PM

Silent Opera

Study Event

15 Oct 2017 12:30 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

In preparation for the evening's Rosenkavalier screening, Matthew Sweet, author and presenter of BBC Radio 3's 'Sound of Cinema', leads a discussion about the history of music in silent films, as well as a more specific look at this opera/film.  12.30pm - Matthew Sweet will be joined by conductor Thomas Kemp, with players from OAE and their Chief Executive Cris...

Monday 16th October

3:00 PM

A New World, New Music, New Horizons

Study Event

16 Oct 2017 15:00 | Blackwell's Bookshop - The Norrington Room

Peter McMullin, Blackwell's printed music specialist, examines the world of music publishing in the early twentieth century, focusing on the works of Mahler, Schoenberg and Strauss. 

Tuesday 17th October

3:00 PM

Brahms's Late Idyll

Study Event

17 Oct 2017 15:00 | The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College

Natasha Loges discusses themes of nostalgia, idyll and resignation in Brahms’s late works, against the backdrop of his adoptive home Vienna. Her talk will be illustrated with songs sung by mezzo-soprano Emma Stannard. 

Wednesday 18th October

3:00 PM

Songs and Soundworlds

Study Event

18 Oct 2017 15:00 | Okinaga Room

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. 

Thursday 19th October

11:30 AM

Baudelaire: From the Depths of Beauty

Study Event

19 Oct 2017 11:30 | The Weston Library: Lecture Theatre

Presented in association with the Bodleian Libraries.  In the 150th anniversary of Baudelaire's death, Helen Abbott leads two sessions exploring the poet's appearances in the music of Berg and Debussy and looking more widely at the influence and dissemination of his work. Is Baudelaire the last of the Romantic French poets? How does his work end up in Vienna? What influences ...

Friday 20th October

3:00 PM

Mahler's Legacy: Schoenberg and Beyond?

Study Event

20 Oct 2017 15:00 | Blackwell's Bookshop - The Norrington Room

Mahler broke musical barriers, enabling a younger generation of Viennese Jewish composers. Highly respected author, curator and historian Michael Haas explores those composers freed by Mahler's influence, and asks whether there is a direct line to be drawn between Mahler and the Second Viennese School. 

Saturday 21st October

11:00 AM

Mahler: A life in Song Part II

Study Event

21 Oct 2017 11:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

  The second of Gavin Plumley’s two study days surveying Mahler’s life and songs, presented in association with the Mahler Society. See also Saturday 14.  Joined by an exceptional team of musicians, these lecture-recitals will guide us through Mahler's life, exploring his life, songs and surroundings in depth.  11am Welcome coffee 11.30am Lecture-recit...

Sunday 22nd October

11:15 AM

Mahler: Reader, Thinker, Composer

Study Event

22 Oct 2017 11:15 | The Weston Library: Lecture Theatre

Mahler has been celebrated since his own day not just for his musical gifts, but also for his wide-ranging literary and intellectual interests. This Study Day will explore the world of the mind behind the music, focusing particularly on the songs which are an equal legacy to his symphonies. Talks by expert researchers will cover topics such as his choice of texts, the poets who inspired him, th...

Friday 27th October

11:30 AM

Revolution in Russia

Study Event

27 Oct 2017 11:30 | Okinaga Room

100 years on from the Russian Revolution, Philip Ross Bullock leads a study day exploring Russian song, both its general history and in relation to the Revolution. A fascinating opportunity for those who wish to learn more about this rich musical tradition.  11.30am - 12.15pm - Rebecca Mitchell explores the lives of composers, performers and music-lovers in the decades running up to the...