16. The Fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen: Lotte Betts-Dean & Joseph Havlat
14 October 2019, 13:05 - 13:55
Winners of this year’s Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, Lotte Betts-Dean and Joseph Havlat are already being hailed as bright stars of the song world. Their programme of Danish fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen includes music by Prokofiev, Schumann, Nielsen and even Kate Bush.
Fini Henriques (1867 - 1913)Danse, danse dukke min!
Michael Finnissy (b. 1946)Andersen-Liederkreis no. 3 from Andersen-Liederkreis
Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)Gadkiy utyonok (The Ugly Duckling) (Op. 18)
Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)
Carl Nielsen (1865 - 1931)Studie efter Naturen (Nature Study)
Niels Gade (1817 - 1890)Sneedronningen (The Snow Queen) from Tre Digte af HC Andersen
Michael Finnissy (b. 1946)Tyveknægten (A Mother’s Dream) from Andersen-Liederkreis
- Soldaten (The Soldier) from Andersen-Liederkreis
Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955)
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Märzveilchen (Op. 40 no.1) from Fünf Lieder
- Muttertraum (Op. 40 no.2) from Fünf Lieder
- Der Soldat (Op. 40 no.3) from Fünf Lieder
- Der Spielmann (Op. 40 no.4) from Fünf Lieder
Michael Finnissy (b. 1946)Da Jeg Saa Hende Igjen (When I Saw You Again) from Andersen-Liederkreis
Mezzo-sopranoPraised by The Guardian for her “irrepressible sense of drama and unmissable, urgent musicality”, Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean’s wide ranging repertoire encompasses opera, oratorio, contemporary music, art song, chamber music and early music. A versatile concert artist performing predominantly in Australia and in the UK, recent highlights include her debut with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis (Stravinsky Perséphone), performances at Buxton International Festival, St John’s Smith S... Read Full Biography
PianistJoseph Havlat was born in Hobart, Australia, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London under Prof. Joanna MacGregor from 2012 - 18, where he received his BMus and MMus with distinction, including awards for exceptional merit in studentship and the highest recital mark for a postgraduate pianist. Joseph has performed in major concert venues around the UK and in Europe, America, Japan and Australia as a soloist and as part of chamber groups. Winner of the keyboard section of the 2019 ROSL music competition, he is also current... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
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....