Hands, Gestures, Voices: Roger Quilter as Collaborator
Twentieth-century British song has attracted limited scholarly attention, and still less has been written about its earliest performers. In this talk Dr Ceri Owen (Research Fellow in Music, University of Cambridge) considers the work of composer and pianist Roger Quilter (1877 - 1953), exploring his career as a performer of his own songs. Tracing the dynamics and reception of his collaborations with two leading singers of the day -- the tenor Gervase Elwes and the baritone Mark Raphael -- she asks how different identities were negotiated by these performers, and how such identities shaped and inflected the values attached to Quilter's music by contemporaneous listeners.
Hands, Gestures, Voices
Chaired by Dr Ceri Owen (University of Cambridge), this series of talks looks at the relationship between songs and the experience of the people who perform them. Presented in collaboration with The Oxford Song Network: Poetry and Performance, at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.
All ResearchWorks events are free to attend but booking is required.
Silk Street Room 148