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Historically-informed singing: fantasy, reality - or an irrelevance?

Professor Richard Wistreich (Royal College of Music) asks what it means to sing in a 'historically-informed' way.


The phrase ‘historically-informed’ is a badge (usually self-awarded) worn by many musicians who perform ‘early music’ these days. Professor Richard Wistreich (Royal College of Music) asks just what it really means, both in a certain world of musicking that embraces practitioners and their audiences, and in more scholarly historiographical terms.

When it comes to singers and singing, there remains a continuous uneasy stand-off between what we think we know and what we think we are actually doing. Indeed, rather than coming to terms with what a commitment to a ‘historically-informed’ singing might lead to, it is (and is in danger of remaining) the elephant in the room.


Speaker(s):

Professor Richard Wistreich | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

18 February 2019 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Guildhall School
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DT
020 7638 4141
http://www.gsmd.ac.uk/about_the_school/research/whats_on/

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