41. Schubert & Mortality: Imogen Cooper, James Gilchrist, Anna Tilbrook & Lorraine Byrne Bodley
19 October 2019, 10:45 - 15:45
- Imogen Cooper (Pianist)
- James Gilchrist (Tenor)
- Anna Tilbrook (Pianist)
- Lorraine Byrne Bodley (Speaker)
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.
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 and Sir Simon Rattle, Sydney Symphony with Simone Young and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Thomas Dausgaard. This season she will perform lieder recitals with Mark Padmore, including at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and a series of solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall in London, focussing on Haydn and... 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 Richar... Read Full Biography
PianistAnna Tilbrook has collaborated with many leading singers and instrumentalists including James Gilchrist, Ian Bostridge, Lucy Crowe, Sarah Tynan, Barbara Hannigan, Lesley Garrett, 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 telev... Read Full Biography
SpeakerLorraine Byrne Bodley holds a PhD in Music and in German from University College Dublin (1999) and a DMUS in Musicology, a higher doctorate on published work (NUI, 2012). She is Senior Lecturer in Musicology at the National University of Ireland Maynooth and Visiting Professor at the University of Tübingen. She has recently been commissioned to write a new biography of Schubert for Yale University Press. Her other publications include Rethinking Schubert (Oxford, forthcoming 2015), Schubert’s Late Music in History and Theory (Camb... 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....