Sophie Daneman soprano
Stephan Loges baritone
Sholto Kynoch piano
Robert Schumann – Myrthen
and songs by Clara Schumann
Two world-renowned singers join Oxford Lieder’s artistic director for a complete performance of Schumann’s great song cycle Myrthen. In 1840, Robert Schumann was finally able to marry his beloved Clara and this was cycle was his wedding present to her. It contains many of Schumann’s finest and best-loved songs.
The 2015 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform Auditions
Six exceptional duos at the start of major careers have been shortlisted to give a 40-minute programme. Adjudicators Sophie Daneman & Stephan Loges will appoint two duos to be Oxford Lieder’s ‘ambassadors for song’, giving recitals around the country as well as at the Lieder Festival. A wonderful chance to hear these emerging stars in a wide range of songs. Full programme details will be available on the Oxford Lieder website not later than 20th March.
Purcell, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss and others take a look at the world when all is not as it seems! This programme explores the highways and byways of the mind through a range of composers and poets, performed by Mary Bevan, one of Britain’s most exciting young singers.
Alessandro Fisher and Ricardo Gosalbo are past winners of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform and have given acclaimed performances at the Festival and beyond under this banner. With an already enviable reputation, we are delighted to welcome them back to Oxford in a programme that includes Schumann's great cycle Dichterliebe, the 'poet's love'.