Two More Great Singers – Fritz Wunderlich and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Music Appreciation

Day course

Andrew Borkowski

5 September 2020


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The third in a series of day schools in which we explore the careers of great singers, on this occasion two contemporaries possessing superb and characterful voices, performing in a very wide range of repertoire – opera, operetta, lieder and oratorio. Schwarzkopf was supreme in Mozart, Strauss and the lighter German repertoire while Wunderlich was also equally at home in the Italian repertoire before tragically dying at the height of his powers.

Tutor information

Andrew Borkowski LLB, was Reader in Law, University of Bristol, where he taught for 42 years before retiring in 2007. He was awarded the University Teaching Prize in 2005 for outstanding contribution to teaching and is author of two widely used undergraduate law textbooks: Textbook on Roman Law; Textbook on Succession (both OUP). Andrew was a Continuing Education Tutor in the Bristol University Music Department for many years, specialising in Italian opera, and also tutoring on the Undergraduate BA Music course. He has also been giving opera talks since 1980 to many music and arts societies, as well as to the branches of the Friends of Welsh National Opera and pre-performance talks for WNO. He has twice been the National Chairman of the WNO Friends and the Chairman of the Bristol WNO Friends three times.