66. Swan Song: Roderick Williams & Christopher Glynn
23 October 2019, 20:00 - 21:10
Schubert’s unparalleled final songs, put together by the publisher Tobias Haslinger after the composer’s death as his ‘Swan Song’, are some of the crowning glories of the song repertoire. With these settings of Ludwig Rellstab, Heinrich Heine and Johann Seidl, Roderick Williams brings his Festival residency to an exquisite close, with pianist Christopher Glynn.
BaritoneRoderick Williams is active in the opera house, on the concert platform and in recital, encompassing a repertoire from the baroque to world premieres. In 2016 he won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Singer of the year award. Opera engagements have included for Royal Opera House Covent Garden Schaunard/La bohème and Ned Keene/Peter Grimes; for English National Opera Papageno/Die Zauberflöte, Pollux in Rameau’s Castor and Pollux, and Jaufre Rudel in Saariaho’s L’amour de loin ,as well as world premie... Read Full Biography
PianistChristopher Glynn is a Grammy award-winning pianist and accompanist, working with leading singers, instrumentalists and ensembles in concerts, broadcasts and recordings throughout the world. He is also Artistic Director of the Ryedale Festival, programming around 60 events each year in the many beautiful and historic venues of Ryedale, North Yorkshire. In 2018 he became the Artistic Director of the new Chiltern Arts Festival. Described by The Times as ‘a superb accompanist’ and praised in Gramophone for his ‘breathtakin... 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....