Seminar: Dr Natasha Loges (Royal College of Music, UK)

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 12:00
Bewerunge Room, Logic House

'Performing Society through Song: The Multiple Meanings of Poetry in Brahms’s Lieder'


Natasha Loges gained her undergraduate degree in piano performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, her MMus at King’s College, London and her PhD at the Royal Academy of Music (‘Text and Context in Brahms’s Lieder’). Recent conference papers and lecture-recitals have taken her to Maynooth (2015), Toronto (2014), Rome and New York (2012), Helsinki and Glasgow (2011). She has also given a lecture-recital at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin (2013). Her research has been funded by the AHRC and the British Academy. As a song accompanist, she has performed in various venues overseas and in the UK including St John’s, Smith Square, the Holywell Music Rooms, Oxford and most recently the Bangalore School of Music, India. As a speaker, she gives regular talks for the Oxford Lieder Festival, Music Talks and BBC Radio 3. Natasha is a member of the Oxford Song Network, hosted by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.


Select Publications

Brahms and his Poets (Boydell and Brewer, forthcoming)

Johannes Brahms in Context (with Katy Hamilton, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

Brahms’s autograph poetry sources (in preparation)

Brahms in the home and the concert hall: Between private and public performance, ed. Natasha Loges & Katy Hamilton (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

How to make a Volkslied: early models in the songs of Johannes Brahms, Music and Letters 93/3, August 2012, pp. 316-349

The teaching of performance, with Colin Lawson, Cambridge History of Musical Performance, (Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 135-168