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Robert Hollingworth

Leonardo 500: Shaping the Invisible

Martin Kemp and Robert Hollingworth

Friday, 5 April 2019

2:00pm

75 minutes

Weston Lecture Theatre

£8 - £13.50

Leonardo expert Professor Martin Kemp and director of the Renaissance and contemporary solo-voice ensemble I Fagiolini Robert Hollingworth provide intimate insights into their new performance for Music at Oxford.

The performance in November 2019 sets Leonardo’s profound treatment of religious and secular subjects alongside vocal music that connects with the images, achieving comparable levels of expression and beauty. The same types of subject matter feature in Renaissance and Baroque art and music – the Salvator Mundi, the Madonna and the Last Supper – along with the secular subjects of beloved ladies, grotesque characters and war. Composers under discussion include Josquin (whom Leonardo surely knew in Milan), Monteverdi and Bach as well as translucent works by Howells and Daniel-Lesur. Unconstrained by time and place, and exploring new aural and visual journeys, this project also includes a notable new commission inspired by Leonardo. The event will include short visual and CD excerpts. A performance of the whole project by I Fagiolini at the Sheldonian Theatre will feature in Music at Oxford’s season on 8 November.

Kemp is emeritus professor of the history of art at Trinity College, Oxford. He has written extensively on the life and work of Leonardo including Leonardo da Vinci: The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man and Leonardo. He is also author of Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes Icon.  Hollingworth is director of I Fagiolini, which he founded in 1986. He also writes and presents programmes for BBC Radio 3 and is a reader in music at the University of York.

This event is part of Italian day at the festival.

This event lasts 75 minutes.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University The Feathers Hotel Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Wadham College Wadham College