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"The Wagner Effect"

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"The Wagner Effect"


Richard Wagner is acknowledged as one of the towering influences on composers of the late 19th Century. During two study days, on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th October, we examine why this is, with particular reference to Liszt, whose bicentenary we celebrate this year, and Wolf, whose complete songs are being sung and recorded at Oxford Lieder concerts over the coming years.

At 11am and 3.30pm, on both days, Amanda Glauert, Natasha Loges, Roderick Swanston and Gulliver Ralston will be exploring the phenomenon of Wagner in a series of lectures and workshops at the Jaquieline du Pré Music Building. The concerts at lunchtime and in the evenings will further illuminate the subjects covered in these talks.

Lunchtime Concerts

At 1.10pm on the 18th October, Pianist Martin Sturfält will be playing Liszt’s remarkable transcriptions of Wagner’s Valée d’Oberman, and the “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde; as well as Wolf’s early paraphrases, which cast new light on both composers.

At 1.10pm on the 19th October, outstanding young soprano Louise Alder presents a programme that includes Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, as well as songs by Strauss and Wolf, complementing our study days.

Calendar of Events

11am Tuesday 18th October - Talk One - Roderick Swanston

1.10pm Tuesday 18th October - Piano Recital: Marrtin Sturfält plays Mozart, Wolf & Liszt

3.30pm Tueday 18th October - Talk Two - Gulliver Ralston

8pm Tuesday 18th October - Hugo Wolf, performed by Mary Bevan, Quirijn de Lang, and Sholto Kynoch

11am Wednesay 19th October - Talk Three - Amanda Glauert

1.10pm Wednesday 19th October - Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder and songs by Strauss and Wolf

3.30pm Wednesday 19th October - Talk Four - Natasha Loges

8pm Wednesday 19th October - Songs by Franz Liszt