Festival talks

Details of both talks during the festival are now confirmed:

Of romance, role-models and… hedgehogs? Johannes Brahms meets the Schumanns
Thursday 7th April 6:30pm-7:15pm, Peter Harrison Room, Beverley Minster

In advance of our opening concert, researcher, writer and presenter Katy Hamilton gives us an introduction to the complex musical and personal triangle of Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Taking our name, New Paths, from Robert’s response to Brahms’ music (‘Neue Bahnen’), we are focussing on the music of these three musicians throughout the festival – so come and find out about them! Katy has made several appearances on BBC Radio 3, as a Brahms specialist and as part of the CD Review team, and has provided concert introductions and programme notes for the National Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal College of Music, and the Wigmore Hall.

Shakespeare in English Romantic Song
Sunday 10th April 2:30pm-3:15pm, Beverley Memorial Hall

Well-known to local audiences as an esteemed professor at the University of Hull, and to international audiences as a leading Shakespeare music scholar, Professor Christopher R Wilson here gives us an insight into Shakespeare in English Romantic Song, ahead of our Shakespeare Celebration. His book Music in Shakespeare is the most comprehensive study of all the musical terms found in Shakespeare’s complete works and is acknowledged as an indispensable reference work for scholars and practitioners. Come and glean insights into the afternoon’s programme from the top expert!

Both events are free, and places can be reserved by emailing info@newpathsmusic.com.