41. Schubert & Mortality: Imogen Cooper, James Gilchrist, Anna Tilbrook & Lorraine Byrne Bodley
19 October 2019, 10:45 - 15:45
This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room
10.45am - 11.20am
Internationally acclaimed for her interpretations of Schubert, pianist Imogen Cooper begins her trilogy of the composer’s last three piano with the darkly turbulent C minor Sonata, D958.NB: the other two performances at 5.15pm and 10pm are ticketed separately.
11.30am - 12.30pm
Unresting Death: On Schubert’s Final Years. Eminent Schubert scholar Lorraine Byrne Bodley delves into Schubert’s all-too-brief life, showing that he was surrounded and profoundly affected by death.
12.30pm - 1.30pm
1.30pm - 2.30pm
James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook present a programme of Schubert songs reflecting on mortality and figures around death: from the transfigured grave-digger, and the consoling hand of the grim reaper, to uplifting paeans to immortality.
2.45pm - 3.45pm
A Familiar Ghost: Death’s Presence in Schubert’s Songs. Lorraine Byrne Bodley continues her exploration of Schubert and mortality, showing how Schubert's changing conception of death influenced his music across his short life.
Please note: Blue Badge parking should be arranged directly with St Hilda's Lodge. Oxford Lieder is unable to allocate onsite spaces.
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Das Zügenglöcklein (D871)
- Schwanengesang, D744
- Kriegers Ahnung (D957b) from Schwanengesang
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Meeres Stille (D215a)
- Nachtstück (D672)
- Wandrers Nachtlied II (D768)
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Ganymed (D544)
- Der Fischer (D225)
- An Schwager Kronos (D369)
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Der Jüngling und der Tod (D545)
- Der Müller und der Bach (D795s) from Die schöne Müllerin
- Der Tod und das Mädchen (D531)
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Litanei auf des Fest Allerseelen (D343)
PianistRegarded as one of the finest interpreters of Classical and Romantic repertoire, Imogen Cooper is internationally renowned for her virtuosity and lyricism. Recent and future concerto performances include the Berliner Philharmoniker with Sir Simon Rattle, Sydney Symphony with Simone Young, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Thomas Dausgaard and the Aurora Orchestra with Nicholas Collon, the latter including performances in London and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Her recitals this season include solos in London (including as part o... Read Full Biography
TenorJames Gilchrist began his working life as a doctor, turning to a full-time career in music in 1996. His musical interest was fired at a young age, singing first as a chorister in the choir of New College, Oxford, and later as a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge. James’ extensive concert repertoire has seen him perform in major concert halls throughout the world with conductors including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Roger Norrington, Bernard Labadie, Harry Christophers, Harry Bicket, Masaaki Suzuki and the late Richard H... Read Full Biography
PianistAnna Tilbrook has collaborated with many leading singers and instrumentalists including Ian Bostridge, Lucy Crowe, Sarah Tynan, Barbara Hannigan, Emma Bell, Nick Daniel, Natalie Clein, Philip Dukes and Guy Johnston, as well as the Fitzwilliam, Carducci, Sacconi, Elias, Navarra and Barbirolli String Quartets. Since her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1999 she has become a regular artist at all the leading concert halls and festivals. She has also accompanied Jose Carreras, Angela Georghiu and Bryn Terfel in televised concerts. Anna regularly coa... Read Full Biography
SpeakerLorraine Byrne Bodley is Professor of Musicology at Maynooth Univeristy. She holds a double doctorate in Music and in German from University College Dublin (2000). In 2001 she was awarded the Goethe Prize of the English Goethe Society, a DAAD Young Researcher’s Award to study at the University of Freiburg and Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship which she held at the Department of Germanic Studies, Trinity College Dublin (2001–03). In 2010 she was awarded a DAAD Senior Academic’s Award and Visiting Professorship at... 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....