Gavin Plumley: A Hungarian Metropolis: Art and Culture in Budapest
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Wednesday, September 4, 2019 -
15:00 to 16:00
Digby Memorial Hall Digby Road Sherborne DT9 3NL
Put into historical context, the talk explores how Hungarians came to understand national identity through cultural means.
Budapest was formed in 1873 by the unification of Buda and Pest, situated on either side of the Danube. The new capital was the focus of resurgent Hungarian nationalism, expressed through lavish new buildings, the Continents’ first underground railway and paintings with specifically Hungarian subjects: Bartók and Kodály collected folk music throughout the region. Put into historical context, the talk explores how the Hungarians came to understand national identity through cultural means
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A writer and broadcaster, appearing on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and contributing to newspapers, magazines and opera and concert programmes worldwide. Lectures widely about the culture of Central Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries. Recent talks include the Royal Opera House, the National Gallery, the National Trust, the National Theatre, the British Museum, the V&A, the Southbank Centre, the Tate and the Neue Galerie, New York, as well as for history of art societies and The Art Fund.