Social DistanSong Day Two: Christina Gansch and Sholto Kynoch
29 March 2020, 8:00am - 11:55pm
Remember that you can find texts and translations of all the songs that were due to be performed today in the 'Explore' section on the main menu above, or by going to the original event listing and clicking on the Programme tab.
A welcome from Christina Gansch, with Mahler's 'Frühlingsmorgen' performed and recorded remotely by Christina Gansch and Sholto Kynoch
Moving outdoors makes this more challenging, but wonderful to see Christina with a beautiful Austrian backdrop: what could be more appropriate for Mahler's 'Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht'? (Watch the background 'extra' carefully!)
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OTHER BITS AND PIECES:
We found two excellent clips of Joan Rodgers giving masterclasses (on opera repertoire). To watch the whole film, you'll have to subscribe to the Masterclass Media Foundation, but these give a sense of what we might expect when we manage to reschedule the course.
If you're listening to Christina's playlist, we thought these excellent films by Gavin Plumley might help illuminate Mahler and Berg. The first is a general introduction to Mahler, with some lovely footage from Vienna. And the second is is an in-depth analysis of Berg's Lyric Suite, filmed at Wigmore Hall. Anyone who was there will remember Gavin's superb Festival study days on Mahler in 2017, and although these films aren't directly about the songs in Christina's programme, we thought they would still be very interesting to share.
27 March 2020 | 10:00am