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Vaughan Williams II - Symposium: 'On Wenlock Edge' Event

Origin: 
History
Austrian Soldier
Date:
4 November 2018
Venue:
Turner Sims, Highfield Campus, SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please email Claire Wilkins at c.l.wilkins@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Part of the Great War: Unknown War Series

The second event in our Vaughan Williams series is an afternoon focussing on the composer’s early masterpiece setting the words of A E Housman. Composed in 1909, On Wenlock Edge provides an eerie foreshadowing to the many men lost in the Great War. David Owen Norris introduces renowned tenor Ben Johnson to perform the work on an afternoon which includes an insight into Housman himself from distinguished biographer, historian and author of the book Housman Country, Peter Parker. Owen Norris concludes the event with searching for the the best recordings of the work from the last sixty years.

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