Symposium: ‘Words into Music: Poets, Composers and Song’

The Oxford Lieder Festival, now established as the leading festival of its kind in the UK, begins on Friday 16th October with a symposium on the theme ‘Words into Music: Poets, Composers and Song’ organised by the OU Literature and Music Research Group in partnership with Oxford Lieder and the Oxford Music and Modern Language Faculties. More detail, including a full programme, is available here: Lied

The study day will feature talks from an equal number of musicologists and literary scholars, from across the UK, discussing the larger questions of their research. These will be presentations accessible to non-specialists, with time allocated for wider discussion, as well as for a roundtable session at the end of the day open to audience participation.

The programme includes a lunchtime concert at the Holywell music room, illustrating repertoire discussed throughout the day, by the BBC New Generation Artists and Rising Star, Benjamin Appl.

Students are warmly invited to attend the study day for free, and the recital for £5 on the door.

To reserve their place at the symposium, students should send an email to Clare at with ‘Student Ticket for Words Into Song’ in the subject title.  Students should bring ID on the day.

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