THE EVA TURNER MEMORIAL LECTURE Professor John Deathridge

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  • THE EVA TURNER MEMORIAL LECTURE
    3rd October 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE EVA TURNER MEMORIAL LECTURE 2018

Given by PROFESSOR JOHN DEATHRIDGE

Wednesday 3rd October at 6pm for 7pm – 9pm, Swedenborg Hall

Including reception for members and their guests at 6pm

RING CYCLE – BOOK OFFER

COMBINED BOOK AND TICKET OFFER: £25

 

WAGNER TRAUMA: 421 recorded dreams of a composer from Germany

John Deathridge has been counting Wagner’s dreams(he is still counting) and argues for a better understanding of why sleeping, half-sleeping, dreaming and waking permeate his dramas to such an extent, particularly in the Ring. Wagner’s preoccupation with the dreams and traumas of the ancient and modern worlds (including his own) is pungently and concisely expressed in German and in his music. But it is less easy to convey in another language. Fresh from translating the Ring, John looks at some of the problems of recreating the startling emotional clarity of its turbulent nightmares in English, showing too how the rich materials in the Bayreuth archives recording Wagner’s lively interventions in the often traumatic rehearsals for the first Ringin 1876 (John’s new translation has 233 of them) can themselves be roused from deep slumber.

Professor John Deathridge

John Deathridge is Emeritus King Edward Professor of Music at King’s College London. He was a composer, conductor, organist and piano accompanist in Germany, where he lived for 13 years, and has since taught music at universities in both Europe (Cambridge, London, Vienna) and the United States (Princeton, Chicago). Recent publications on Wagner include contributions to Opera Quarterly (‘Waiting for Wagner’, 2014), the Overture Opera Guides (‘Snapshots of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’, 2015) and Penguin Classics (The Ring of the Nibelung: edition, introduction and translation, 2018). THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE AT A VERY DISCOUNTED PRICE TO MEMBERS ATTENDING THIS LECTURE; PROFESSOR DEATHRIDGE WILL ALSO SIGN COPIES FOR MEMBERS.

 

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