Events

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

Oxford Lieder Festival – Holywell Music Room, Oxford – 13 October 2017 – 5.15pm
Glitter and Doom
Writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley introduces the cultural melting pot that was Vienna at the turn of the last century, featuring figures such as Freud, Klimt and Mahler. This wider backdrop gives an essential insight into the period and the place, setting the scene for the Festival ahead.
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Oxford Lieder Festival – Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford – 14 October 2017 – 11am
Mahler: A Life in Song Part I
Gavin Plumley leads two fascinating study days, in association with the Mahler Society. Joined by an exceptional team of musicians, in his lecture-recitals he will guide us through Mahler’s world, exploring his life, songs and surroundings in depth, and casting the composer in a more varied light than does the usual view of him as an epic symphonist. A linchpin of this year’s Festival and fascinating for all, whether you know Mahler inside out or are coming to him for the first time.
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Oxford Lieder Festival – Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford – 21 October 2017 – 11am
Mahler: A Life in Song Part II
The second of Gavin Plumley’s two study days surveying Mahler’s life and songs, presented in association with the Mahler Society. Joined by an exceptional team of musicians, these lecture-recitals will guide us through Mahler’s life, exploring his life, songs and surroundings in depth.
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National Trust Volunteers (Private Event) – Ightham Mote – 14 November 2017 – 6pm
The Past, Present and Future in John Singer Sargent’s Portrait of Elsie Palmer
Cultural historian Gavin Plumley looks in depth at John Singer Sargent’s Portrait of Elsie Palmer, currently on display at Ightham Mote, asking what the painting tells us about Palmer, Sargent and the world in which they lived.
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Gustav Mahler Society UK – Austrian Cultural Forum, London – 19 November 2017 – 11am
Symphonic Studies: Mahler’s Third Symphony
Writer and broadcaster and society vice-president Gavin Plumley explores Mahler’s Third Symphony, looking at this six-movement work’s inspiration, complex gestation and musical content.
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National Theatre – Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, London – 22 January 2018 – 6pm
Amadeus – Fact or Fiction?
Writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley and director Michael Longhurst discuss Amadeus – exploring the facts and asking what Peter Shaffer’s theatrical fiction brings to the life of Mozart.
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Martin Randall Travel – Vienna – 21–25 March 2018
Beauty and the Abyss: Viennese Modernism
A one-off tour to mark the 2018 centenary of the deaths of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Koloman Moser and Otto Wagner, with expert lecturer Gavin Plumley.
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CBSO – Symphony Hall, Birmingham – 29 March 2018 – 6.15pm
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
Ahead of a performance by the CBSO and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, music writer and Austrophile Gavin Plumley introduces Mahlerʼs First Symphony, also known as the ‘Titan’.
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Ciceroni Travel – Vienna – 28 October–3 November 2018
The Court and the Secession: Autumn in Vienna
Led by lecturer Gavin Plumley, this seven-day tour looks at the juxtaposition of two worlds, the Imperial Court and the liberal intelligentsia, both inside and beyond Vienna’s city limits.
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