Edinburgh Society of Musicians

8 June 2014, 7.30pm

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 19:30
Dr. Myra Soutar: The Leitmotiv in Wagner’s music dramas

Myra Soutar will explore Wagner’s use of the Leitmotiv in his music dramas by examining the content, characteristics, manipulation and purpose of the motives in such works as The Flying Dutchman, Lohengrin, Tristan and Isolde...Read more

11 May 2014, 7.30pm

Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 19:30
Change of event. Chris Gray is unwell and we will show a DVD of Die Feen instead. Entry by donation only

Unfortunately Chris Gray, our advertised speaker for 11 May, is unwell and unable to speak to us on that date. At this short notice, we have decided to show a DVD of die Feen, Richard...Read more

27 April 2014, 7.30pm

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 19:30
Prof. Ray Furness: Wagner and the Dance

Ray Furness writes:

‘My task for this meeting deals with an aspect of Wagner which is frequently overlooked but which I consider to be of considerable interest. He did after all call himself “the best...Read more

23 March 2014, 7.30pm

Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 19:30
Dr. Michael Downes: Tristan and Isolde and the imaginary theatre of music

Perhaps more than any of Wagner's other dramas, Tristan und Isolde invites an interpretation that evades dramaturgical specifics in favour of a focus on the ‘pure essence’ of music. Michael Downes's lecture will pursue some of...Read more



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