#12 Interplay finale – Simon Schama
During Interplay’s final week, historian Simon Schama talks about art, history and music. Music by Britten.
BRITTEN’S WAR REQUIEM
Thursday 21 May at 6 PM
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Swedish Radio Choir
Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
Daniel Harding, conductor
Tatiana Pavlovskaya, soprano
Andrew Staples, tenor
Andrè Schuen, baritone
BRITTEN: War Requiem
Simon Schama, CBE is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in the city of New York. He taught history at Cambridge (Christ's College, 1966–76) Oxford (Brasenose College, 1976–1980) and art history and history at Harvard (1980–1993) before coming to Columbia University. Schama has also taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and has delivered the George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures at Cambridge, the Tanner Lectures at both Harvard and Oxford, the Finzi- Contini Lecture at Yale on the epic tradition in English history, and the Andrew Mellon Lectures on the Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington.
His books have been translated into fifteen languages and include Patriots and Libeators: Revolution and Government in the Netherlands 1780–1813 (1977); Two Rothschilds and the Land of Israel (1979); Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution (1989); Rembrandt's Eyes (1999); the History of Britain trilogy (2000–2002); Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution (2006); and The Power of Art (2007).
His books have won the Wolfson Award for History, the W.H Smith Prize for Literature, the National Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, and most recently for Rough Crossings the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Non-Fiction (2007). He has been an essayist and critic for The New Yorker since 1994, his art criticism winning the National Magazine Award in 1996.