7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
14th January, 2015
Part of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Faculty Artist Series
Roderick Williams baritone
Iain Burnside piano (Professor of Collaborative Piano)
Alison Rose soprano
Victoria Newlyn as Clara Schumann (Movement/Drama Tutor – Opera & Vocal)
Brahms’s Die schöne Magelone is a tale of chivalric love, of knights in shining armour.
Alone of the Romantic song cycles, it needs a connecting narrative – to flesh out the story, to make sense. But what if there’s another story going on underneath? And what if Clara Schumann tells it? Iain Burnside casts new light on Brahms’s masterpiece in song, with Guildhall alumni Roderick Williams and Victoria Newlyn, and opera student Alison Rose.