Music, Language & Poetry – SongMakers festival

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A morning exploring the relationship between words, language and music, with a focus on German song. With world-famous baritone Roderick Williams, poetry and song specialist Professor Helen Abbott (University of Birmingham) and German literary and cultural history specialist and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker 2016 Dr Séan Williams (University of Sheffield).

The session will focus on: – The challenges of singing in German and how singers approach languages in performance of song – The relationship between text and music with a focus on 19th century German poetry – The session includes students from the University of Sheffield performing in a masterclass in German song, accompanied by Richard Longman (piano) Tickets: £5 – tea and coffee included

Posted on 6th November 2016

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