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Dr Natasha Loges and Stephen Loges


Brahms’s poetic interests ranged far beyond the tastes of most of his contemporaries. One striking inclusion in his panoply of song-poets is the eighteenth-century lyric poet Ludwig Hölty, who specialised in beautifully crafted imitations of the strict forms of Classical Graeco-Roman poetry.

This lecture-recital explores why Brahms turned to this poetry, how he responded to its particular formal challenges, and how these settings raise challenging issues of genre and authorship today. It is illustrated by songs by Brahms, Fanny Mendelssohn and Schubert performed by Stephan Loges and Natasha Loges.

Tuesday 24 3.30PMJanuary2017-01-24T15:30:00Z2017-01-24T17:20:00Z

Spoken Word

Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham City University
200 Jennens Road

B4 7XR Birmingham GB

0121 331 5000

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