66. Swansong: Roderick Williams & Christopher Glynn
23 October 2019, 20:00 - 21:10
This event will be broadcast from Saint John the Evangelist
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.
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
BaritoneRoderick Williams is one of the most sought after baritones of his generation and performs a wide repertoire from baroque to contemporary music in the opera house, on the concert platform and in recital. He enjoys relationships with all the major UK opera houses and has sung world premieres of operas by, among others, David Sawer, Sally Beamish, Michael van der Aa, Robert Saxton and Alexander Knaifel. Roderick Williams has performed with all the BBC orchestras, and many other ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, ... 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. Described by The Times as ‘a superb accompanist’ and praised in Gramophone for his ‘breathtaking sensitivity’, Chris has performed with singers including Sir Thoma... 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....