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Unlocking Late Schumann

In this series TORCH Knowledge Exchange Fellow, Professor Laura Tunbridge from the Faculty of Music, introduces music by German Romantic composer Robert Schumann, focusing particularly on the late works being featured in the Oxford Lieder Festival (14-29 October, 2016). Prof. Tunbridge discusses the challenges of performing and interpreting this music with Professor Barry Murnane and Richard Wigmore, and performers Sarah Connolly, James Gilchrist, Tim Horton, Eugene Asti, and Roger Vignoles.

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Unlocking Late Schumann Episode 4

Schumann and literature (opp. 132 and 133) Laura Tunbridge talks to Professor Barry Murnane and pianist Tim Horton about Schumann's relationship to literature, manifest in the 1850s through his fairytale-themed chamber music, the Märchenerzählungen op. 132, and his piano pieces Gesaenge der Fruehe op. 133. Musical credits: Märchenerzählungen Op 132: The Nash Ensemble, Hyperion, 2012 (catalogue number: CDA67923)

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12 Oct 2016

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Unlocking Late Schumann Episode 3

Schumann's Maria Stuart songs Laura Tunbridge, Sarah Connolly, Eugene Asti, Richard Wigmore and Roger Vignoles introduce Schumann's Maria Stuart songs, op. 135Musical credit: Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart Op 135: Juliane Banse and Graham Johnson, Hyperion, 1999 (CDJ33103)

11mins

12 Oct 2016

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Unlocking Late Schumann Episode 1

Schumann in 1849 Laura Tunbridge, Frankie Perry, Richard Wigmore and Roger Vignoles introduce Schumann's late songs and discuss his Goethe settings from 1849. Musical credits: Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister Op 98a: Christine Schäfer and Graham Johnson, Hyperion, 1996 (CDJ33101); Spanisches Liederspiel Op 74: Geraldine McGreevy, Stella Doufexis, Adrian Thompson, Stephan Loges, Graham Johnson, Hyperion, 2002 (CDJ33106)

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12 Oct 2016

Rank #3

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Unlocking Late Schumann Episode 2

Schumann's Lenau lieder Laura Tunbridge introduces Schumann's Lenau lieder, op. 90, in conversation with James Gilchrist and Roger Vignoles. Musical credit: Sechs Gedichte von N. Lenau und Requiem Op 90: Christine Schäfer and Graham Johnson, Hyperion, 1996 (CDJ33101)

12mins

12 Oct 2016

Rank #4

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