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Wilhelm Hensel Portrait of Princess Elisa Radziwill dressed as the Goddess Peri

Tableaux Vivants

28 October 2023, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

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Presented in association with the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

What to expect Tableaux vivants, or living pictures, were popular ‘audiovisual’ entertainments in early 19th-century Germany, with elaborately costumed casts posing during musical performances. The Mendelssohns and Schumanns were fascinated by them, and this recreation of such a gathering features their music alongside that of Spontini, with songs that were intended for specific tableaux vivants.

The Artists The world-renowned duo of James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook perform side-by-side with talented students from the Faculty of Music, with the scene set by two fascinating speakers, Laura Tunbridge and Anhad Arora.

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  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
  • Suleika Op. 34 no.4
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