29. Der Doppelgänger: Maria Forsström & Matti Hirvonen
16 October 2019, 19:30 - 20:45
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 by composers from Schubert (including his electrifying ‘Erlkönig’) to Rachmaninov and Britten.
Mezzo-sopranoMaria Forsström was born in Gothenburg on the Swedish West coast. She is a singer of broad perspectives; being equally at ease at a Lieder recital and in the great symphonic repertoire as on the opera stage. She is much appreciated for her Mahler interpretations and her joy of exploring different musical styles. Her repertoire spans from early Baroque over Mozart and Verdi to 20th century composers such as Luciano Berio and Benjamin Britten. An accomplished church organist and pianist, Maria Forsström graduated first as a church... Read Full Biography
PianistPianist Matti Hirvonen was born in Sweden and lives in Stockholm. His career as an accompanist 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 Kirchschlager, Ann Hallenberg, Anna Larsson, Håkan Hagegård, Bo Skovhus, Peter Mattei, and Wolfgang Holzmair among many others. A regular guest at European festivals including Edinburgh, Grafenegg, Aix-en Provence, and ... 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....