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13. Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann: Christoph Prégardien & Sholto Kynoch

13 October 2019, 19:30 - 21:20


Concert

Evening


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Saint John the Evangelist

Iffley Road,
Oxford,
OX4 1EH



Christoph Prégardien’s recitals are always a highlight of the Festival, with the Guardian describing previous appearances as ‘peerless’ and ‘a revelation’. He and pianist Sholto Kynoch present a first half of Schubert songs, including some of the great settings of Goethe and Schubert’s friend Mayrhofer. They then perform Schumann’s profoundly moving Kerner Lieder, one of the composer’s most personal cycles and the first to be written after his marriage to Clara Wieck.


Artist Portrait

Christoph Prégardien

Christoph Prégardien

Tenor

”His lyric tenor voice had a youthful glow, yet he sang with plaintive beauty and piercing insight.”The New York Times Precise vocal control, clear diction, intelligent musicality and an ability to get to the heart of everything he sings all ensure Christoph Prégardien’s place among the world’s foremost lyric tenors. Especially revered as a Liedersinger, he kicks off the 2019/2020 season with concerts at the Schubertiade Hohenems and the Oxford Lieder Festival. He then performs in the US on tour with pianist... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch

Pianist

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 director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, the UK’s most renowned song festival, which recently won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. In recent years he has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Opéra de Lille... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

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The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival will explore life, death, and the mysterious areas between and beyond. Sprites and nymphs cause mayhem and mischief, while legends abound from Greco-Roman sagas to the Lorelei and the Erlking. Storytelling with the Crick Crack Club, a ghost tour, a magic show and more all complement the myriad concerts, masterclasses and study events over a packed fortnight....