Hugo Wolf; early songs & settings of Michelangelo

29 June 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:40pm
All tickets £20, incl. a glass of wine in the interval
St John the Evangelist, Iffley Road

Robert Holl

Robert Holl
Baritone / Bass

One of the great Lieder singers of our time, Robert Holl has increasingly been in demand on the world’s great opera stages. He now appears regularly in opera houses such as Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden and Zurich Opera. Since 1996 he has appeared regularly at the Bayreuth Festival. His concert repertoire tends to focus on German and Russian composers, and he has become a leading interpreter of the great Wagner roles such as Hans Sachs, Landgraf Herrmann, Daland, König Marke and Gurnemanz.

Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch (piano)


Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in chamber music and song accompaniment.

In addition to a busy performance schedule and a fast-growing discography, he is the founder and Artistic Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival.

Robert Holl – bass-baritone
Lydia Teuscher - soprano
Thomas Hobbs - tenor
William Berger - baritone
Sholto Kynoch – piano

(NB: Ticket holders to this concert are given a £5 discount to the 5.45pm concert given by the National Opera Studio in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building)

The ninth instalment in our project to perform and record the complete songs of Hugo Wolf. This programme includes the first six songs Wolf published (Sechs Lieder für eine Frauenstimme), of which he was justifiably proud, as well as the last songs he wrote, his stirring settings of Michelangelo.

The great bass-baritone Robert Holl makes his first ever appearance in Oxford; in the Michelangelo songs he is peerless and has sung them for many years to great acclaim. He is joined by German soprano Lydia Teuscher, who is currently performing at Glyndebourne, as well as baritone William Berger and tenor Thomas Hobbs.

We return to the lovely setting of St John’s Iffley Road and look forward to raising a glass with you in the interval!



Sehnsucht (Goethe)
Der Fischer (Goethe)
(William Berger)

Auf dem See (Goethe)
Erster Verlust (Goethe)
(Thomas Hobbs)

Sechs Lieder für eine Frauenstimme

Morgentau (Reinhold)
Das Vöglein (Hebbel)
Die Spinnerin (Rückert)
Wiegenlied im Sommer (Reinick)
Wiegenlied im Winter (Reinick)
Mausfallen-Sprüchlein (Mörike)

(Lydia Teuscher)

Drei Gedichte von Michelangelo

Wohl denk ich oft
Alles endet, was entstehet
Fühlt meine Seele

(Robert Holl)


Gretchen vor dem Andachtsbild der Mater Dolorosa (Goethe)
(Lydia Teuscher)

Sechs Gedichte von Scheffel, Mörike, Goethe und Kerner

Wächterlied auf der Wartburg (von Scheffel)
Der König bei der Krönung (Mörike)
Biterolf (von Scheffel)
Beherzigung I (Goethe)
Wanderers Nachtlied (Goethe)
Zur Ruh, zur Ruh! (Kerner)

(Hobbs, Berger, Holl)

Suschens Vogel (Mörike)
Die Tochter der Heide (Mörike)
(Lydia Teuscher)

Anakreons Grab (Goethe)
Phänomen (Goethe)
(Robert Holl)