1. Culture, Counterculture and Conviviality: Natasha Loges

14 October 2022, 11:15am - 3:00pm

This event is in two parts. One ticket gives you access to both parts.
11.15am - 12.30pm, Part 1: An Overview of the Salon
1.45pm - 3.00pm, Part 2: Eavesdropping on Pauline Viardot


For centuries, salons have been spaces where artists and audiences, prima donnas and patrons, and radicals and revolutionaries could mix. While some salons were semi-public in nature, others operated below the radar, providing a haven for new, sometimes forbidden thought. This overview introduces some key salons through the ages, considers their importance for musicians and other attendees, and draws us into their uniquely intimate sound-world. Natasha Loges, always one of our most popular speakers, is joined by a team of brilliant young musicians who illustrate both parts of this event.

1.45pm–3.00pm Part Two: Eavesdropping on Pauline Viardot

Linchpin, tastemaker and networker extraordinaire, Pauline Viardot hosted glittering salons at which the great and good of European music congregated. This lecture-recital allows us to eavesdrop on an imaginary evening at 48 rue de Douai, her Paris home.


This ticket is valid for both part one and two.

All our seating is unreserved; please arrive in good time to take your seat. For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

Each part of this event lasts approximately 1 hour 15 minutes, without interval.


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  • Clara Schumann (1819 - 1896)
  • Vorwärts from Drei gemischte Chöre
  • Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)
  • Nuit d'ivresse (1858) Act IV, no. 37 from Les Troyens
  • Louise Héritte-Viardot (1841 - 1918)
  • Serenade (1828) D957
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
  • Berceuse (1871) Op. 38
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14 October 2022 | 11:00am

Oxford Lieder Festival: 14 - 29 October 2022

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14 October 2022, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

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