After arriving in Britain, Austrian composer and conductor Karl Rankl (1898 - 1968) embraced English culture and language at record speed, writing over 50 English songs between 1939 and 1942.
Norbert Meyn (Royal College of Music) and Joseph Breinl (Kunstuniversitaet Graz) explore the songs of Karl Rankl in a workshop (open to interested observers) with singers and pianists from the RCM and Ensemble Emigre, culminating in an informal concert of selected songs.
The English Songs by Austrian Emigre composer Karl Rankl (1898-1968)
Research Project and Performance Workshop
Norbert Meyn, Royal College of Music London and Ensemble Emigre
Prof. Josef Breinl, Kunstuniversität Graz
singers from the Royal College of Music
Lucy Colquhoun, piano
John Cuthbert, piano
Dr. Bruno Bower, editor
Zukunftsfonds Austria, Royal College of Music, Kunstuniversität Graz and the Austrian Cultural Forum London
Workshop: Saturday 21 October, 10am - 5pm, ACF London
Concert: Sunday 22 October, 11am - 2pm, ACF London