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29. Der Doppelgänger: Maria Forsström & Matti Hirvonen

16 October 2019, 19:30 - 20:45


Concert

Evening


Thumbnail of New College Chapel

New College Chapel

Holywell Street
OX1 3SA



In the candle-lit splendour of New College Chapel, the great Swedish duo of Maria Forsström and Matti Hirvonen – who have given inspirational recitals at recent Festivals – present a programme of ghosts and graves, with haunting music from Schubert (including his electrifying ‘Erlkönig’), Wolf, and Loewe.


Watch Maria Forsström singing Mahler:


Programme


Artist Portrait

Maria Forsström

Maria Forsström

Mezzo-soprano

Maria Forsström was born in Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden. She is equally at ease at a Lieder recital and in the symphonic repertoire as on the opera stage, and is much appreciated for her Mahler interpretations and for the deep joy she finds in exploring different musical styles. Her repertoire spans from early Baroque to 20th-century composers, such as Luciano Berio and Benjamin Britten. Maria graduated first at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm as an organist, choir conductor and pianist. She then pursued Early Mus... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Matti Hirvonen

Matti Hirvonen

Pianist

Matti Hirvonen lives in Stockholm. His career as a song pianist began at the invitation of the famous soprano Elisabeth Söderström, and he now performs Lieder regularly with Nina Stemme, Hillevi Martinpelto, Miah persson, camilla Nylund, Katarina Karnéus, Angelika Kirschschlager, Anna Larsson, Iréne Theorin, Håkan Hagegård, Bo Skovhus, Andreas Schmidt, Peter Mattei, Wolfgang Holzmair among many others. A regular guest at European festivals including Edinburgh, Grafenegg, Aix-en Provence and Schleswig-Ho... Read Full Biography

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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....