03. Brahms's Circle and the Musical Past (Part Two)

10 October 2020, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Presented in association with the Royal College of Music

In today’s two-part event, Natasha Loges delves into Brahms’s fascination with music from the medieval to the baroque, bringing in some remarkable characters along the way. 

PART ONE: A sensation in 1880s Berlin: Amalie Joachim’s Historical Song-Recitals
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PART TWO: Brahms and the Medieval 
From his teenage years, Brahms was drawn to the romance of the medieval past, a glorified period of Germany’s history, replete with castles, princesses, and knights. This talk explores that lifelong fascination, which was expressed through his love of early choral repertoire, his choice of song texts, and the books in his private library. It will be illustrated by performances by James Atkinson and Ana Manastireanu from the Royal College of Music.

The talk and music for this event will be pre-recorded, but will be introduced live by Natasha Loges, who will also be available to answer any questions at the end. During the event, please email any questions (songconnections@oxfordlieder.co.uk) or post them on social media (#OLF2020), and Natasha will answer as many as time allows.

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