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24. Songs and Dances of Death: Thomas Oliemans & Malcolm Martineau

15 October 2019, 19:30 - 21:20



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The superb Dutch baritone Thomas Oliemans and pianist par-excellence Malcolm Martineau return to the Festival in a programme that includes Mussorgsky’s transcendental Songs and Dances of Death, as well as Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’, songs by Ravel, and Saint-Saëns’s thrilling Danse Macabre.

Watch Thomas Oliemans and Malcolm Martineau perform Schubert's Schwanengesang at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam:

Artist Portrait

Thomas Oliemans

Thomas Oliemans


Dutch baritone Thomas Oliemans graduated from the Amsterdam Conservatory, coached by Margreet Honig. He continued his studies with KS Robert Holl, Elio Battaglia and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. A regular guest at Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, he has appeared there as Papageno in Simon McBurney's production of Die Zauberflöte (which earned him their Prix d’Amis), Schaunard in La Bohème, Kothner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Peter in Hänsel und Gretel and Lescaut in Manon Lescaut. Other recent oper... Read Full Biography
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Malcolm Martineau

Malcolm Martineau


Malcolm Martineau was born in Edinburgh, read Music at St Catharine's College, Cambridge and studied at the Royal College of Music. Recognised as one of the leading accompanists of his generation, he has worked with many of the world’s greatest singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Olaf Bär, Barbara Bonney, Ian Bostridge, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Della Jones, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Magdalena Kozena, Solveig Kringelborn, Jonathan Lemalu, Dame Felicity Lott, Christophe... Read Full Biography


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General Admission £30.00
General Admission
Under 35s Ticket
£5.00 SOLD OUT

This event is part of a series:

Tales of Beyond - Magic, Myths and Mortals

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....