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Richard Wistreich: The Anatomy and Physiognomy of Early Modern Vocal Identity
15 October, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pmFree
VISITING SPEAKER SERIES
Richard Wistreich is a scholar, teacher and singer, with research interests embracing the history and culture of performance in all ages and the pedagogy and practice of singing. As a performer and researcher he has taken special interest in vocal performance in Europe between 1500 and 1800.
In this Thursday evening lecture, Richard will share insight from his current research, focusing on “the anatomy and physiognomy of early modern vocal identity”. The subsequent masterclass will look at wider questions of reconstructive performance.
Richard has published on many aspects of the cultural history of singing (including the 2007 monograph, Warrior, Courtier, Singer: Giulio Cesare Brancaccio and the Performance of Identity in the Late Renaissance), and travels widely to talk about his work to both music specialists and at interdisciplinary conferences. He is currently the co-editing the Cambridge History of Sixteenth Century Music and is Director of Research at the Royal College of Music, London.
In a performance career that spans more than three decades, Richard has made concert, radio and television appearances worldwide, and recorded more than 100 CDs of music ranging from award-winning albums of twelfth century organum, to many new works commissioned for the ensemble Red Byrd, and including celebrated discs of Monteverdi and Purcell.
This event is part of SCEMS Visiting Speaker Lecture & Masterclass series. Lectures are open to all who wish to attend.