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Undine - in Music,Words and Illustration




Chichester Council Assembly Rooms
Saturday 16 September 2017, 1-2 p.m

This concert performance will retell the narrative of Undine, interspersed with some of the most iconic musical versions of the story, all set against Arthur Rackham definitive illustrations. Please feel free to bring food and drink to this lunchtime performance.

‘Of all fairy tales I know, I think Undine the most beautiful’
George MacDonald

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of ‘golden age’ illustrator Arthur Rackham, the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tale and Fantasy and the University of Chichester’s Music Department welcomes you to a one-off musical performance of Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué’s Undine.
The story of the romance between a water-sprite Undine and the Knight Huldbrand had a profound influence on the 19th century, inspiring operas, ballets and adaptations, including Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid and Dvorák’s Rusalka, as well the imagination of Arthur Rackham.

This performance forms part of a one-day research symposium devoted to Arthur Rackham’s extraordinary legacy.

If you have any queries, please contact h.robbins@chi.ac.uk