18. Nordic Magic: Martin Sturfält
14 October 2019, 17:30 - 18:20
The acclaimed Swedish pianist Martin Sturfält performs the magnificent, colourful ‘Northern Lights’ sonata by the Estonian composer Eduard Tubin, inspired by the mythical and magical notions attributed in Sami culture to the Aurora Borealis. He also performs two works by Franz Liszt, inspired by Lenau’s Faust: ‘Der nächtliche Zug’ (‘The night-time procession’) and the famous Mephisto Waltz no.1.
Eduard Tubin (1905 - 1982)Virmaliste sonaat ('Northern Lights Sonata') (ETW44)
Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)Der nächtliche Zug (S110) from Zwei Episoden aus Lenaus Faust
- Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (S514)
PianistSwedish pianist Martin Sturfält enjoys an international career as a concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and recording artist. He performs a large repertoire ranging from the baroque through to the present day, but increasingly it is his passion for the music of his native country that is earning him recognition internationally as well as in Sweden. His CD of the Adolf Wiklund Piano Concertos for the Hyperion label was named the second best release of the year in Sweden and also won an Outstanding Award in International Record... 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....