Humanities Cultural Programme Live Event: Till it has loved - American Art Song in Recital

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Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the
future  Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities.


Live Event: Thursday 23rd September 2021, 5.00pm-6.00pm

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Till it has loved - American Art Song in Recital

Live Online Event with Nadine Benjamin and Nicole Panizza




Luigi Zaninelli

Seven Epigrams of Emily Dickinson (2003) - 12.15 mins

1. Had I pleasure you had not

2. Who knows where our hearts go

3. I trust this sweet May Morning

4. We wouldn't mind the sun dear

5. I am studying music now

6. Till it has loved

7. You might not know I remembered you


Lori Laitman

Early Snow: Three Poems of Mary Oliver (2003) - 10 mins

1. Last Night the Rain Spoke to me

2. Blue Iris

3. Early Snow


Samuel Barber - Op.13 - 6 mins

3. Sure on this Shining Night  (James Agee) (1938)

4. Nocturne (Frederic Prokosch)  (1941)

3 Songs by Black American composers - c. 9 mins

1. Love Let The Wind Cry (Undine S. Moore/Sappho - 1977) - 3.9 mins

2. Night (Florence B. Price/ Louise C. Wallace - 1946) - 2.05 mins

3. For You There Is no Song (H. Leslie Adams/ Edna St. Vincent Millay - 1977) - 3 mins


Sylvia Glickman

Black Cake A Recipe by Emily Dickinson  (1976) - 6 mins




British lyric soprano Nadine Benjamin is a charismatic and versatile artist who is in increasing demand on both the operatic stage and the concert platform. She is also developing great renown as an exponent of song, in particular Verdi, Strauss and contemporary American song. Nadine released her debut solo album ‘Love and Prayer’ in 2018 and was an English National Opera Harewood Artist from 2018-2020 where she performed roles such as Musetta in La bohème. She was also the winner of the inaugural Robert Presley Verdi Prize with Fulham Opera. 

Nicole Panizza has emerged as one of the UK’s leading recitalists, scholars, and educators. A Fulbright Award recipient and Harvard University research fellow, she completed her Doctoral studies with Roger Vignoles at the Royal College of Music (London, UK). She has since gained international renown for her inter-medial research regarding American song, and the creative exploration of the text-music partnership. Her specialism encompasses the life and work of the poet Emily Dickinson; incorporating performance, publication, and initiatives that promote international engagement and readership. She is the Artistic Director of The Panizza Dynasty Project; and is a creative partner of The International Centre for American Music (Florence, Italy), and Emergence Music in collaboration with soprano Nadine Benjamin. She currently holds the positions of Assistant Professor, Music (Coventry University, UK); Research Associate of TORCH/Oxford Song Network (University of Oxford, UK); the International Women’s Song Forum, and is a board member of the Emily Dickinson International Society, the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival, and the London Song Festival.


Supported by The Oxford Song Network, TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities

With many thanks to Wadham College for supporting this event.