Events

Gavin Plumley will be appearing at the following talks and events:

8 October 2021 – 11am – Oxford Lieder Festival – Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford
A Cumbrian Idyll
Gavin Plumley chairs the opening event of the 2021 Oxford Lieder Festival asking award-winning writer James Rebanks, contralto Jess Dandy and pianist Martin Roscoe what we mean by ‘pastoral’ and exploring how landscape has shaped their own creativity.
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21 October 2021 – 12 noon – Oxford Lieder Festival – St John the Evangelist, Oxford
Mahler’s Huts
Cultural historian and Mahler expert Gavin Plumley explores how Gustav Mahler needed the peace and space of nature. Retreating to remote Alpine composing huts, he was able to escape the frantic demands of his work as a conductor.
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18 November 2021 – 7.30pm – Cedars Hall, Wells
The Uncertain Soul
The German-speaking world witnessed sweeping change during the early part of the 20th-century, with war, the collapse of dynasties and economic instability. Cultural historian and broadcaster Gavin Plumley looks at how the artistic minds of Austria and Germany charted these uncertainties, with works centred on the self and its position within society.
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