35. Things That Go Bump In The Night: Katherine Broderick, Marcus Farnsworth & Sholto Kynoch
17 October 2019, 19:30 - 21:20
The final discs of our world-first project to record the complete songs of Hugo Wolf are released this year. To celebrate this, we bring two leading artists from the series in a programme of Wolf’s songs of elves, ghosts, sprites and mythical figures: by turns exciting, witty and moving, and always with Wolf’s trademark genius for word painting. The poetry of Eduard Mörike – explored across today’s events – features prominently, alongside settings of Eichendorff and Goethe.
Listen to Katherine Broderick sing Wolf's Nachtzauber:
SopranoFor the 2018-19 Season and beyond, Katherine returns to the Opéra National de Montpellier singing her first Isolde Tristan and Isolde; Oper Leipzig for Brunnhilde Siegfried; and she will make her Garsington Opera debut as Miss Jessel in Turn of the Screw. Concert performances include her debut with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Sir Simon Rattle singing Helmwige Die Walküre; Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León for Strauss Four Last Songs and the Staatstheater Karlsruhe for Wagner Wesendonck L... Read Full Biography
BaritoneMarcus Farnsworth was awarded first prize in the 2009 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and the Song Prize at the 2011 Kathleen Ferrier Competition. He has appeared in recital at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, La Monnaie, Brussels with Julius Drake; on a UK tour of Schubert Winterreise with James Baillieu; for Leeds Lieder with Graham Johnson and at Opéra de Lille with Simon Lepper. He has appeared many times at the Wigmore Hall with Malcolm Martineau, Julius Drake and Graham Johnson, the Myrthen Ensemble and Joseph Middleto... Read Full Biography
PianistSholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in chamber music and song accompaniment. In addition to a busy performance schedule and a fast-growing discography, he is the founder and director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, the UK’s most renowned song festival, which recently won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. In recent years he has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Opéra de Lille... 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....