Interviewee on art song for BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature

Activity: Academic and Industrial eventsGuest lecture or Invited talk


The radio segment is hosted by Dr Sean Williams (University of Sheffield) and focuses on the sometimes mundane context and subject matter of German Lieder and literature in the 18th and early 19th centuries have surprising things to tell us about what is ordinarily viewed as the highest of high art. Prof. Helen Abbott was interviewed for the programme, including performing on an 1809 Broadwood piano to illustrate key developments in art song from the late 18th to the early 19th centuries in Germany and France.
Period29 Oct 2017
Held atLanguages, Cultures, Art History and Music
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • art song
  • Lieder