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78. The Boy's Magic Horn

26 October 2019, 11:00 - 15:15


Lunchtime Study Event

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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St

We explore the Grimm Brothers’ fairy-stories and wonder-tales, and the magical language of Des Knaben Wunderhorn, the collection of folk poetry first published in Heidelberg. Anthony Phelan will trace the sources and resources that reinvent German language and identity in these Heidelberg years when the Romantic movement pioneered a style for later important song poets. The lunchtime concert is given by prize-winners of this year’s prestigious Das Lied competition, held in Heidelberg; and Ben Haggarty, master storyteller and founder of the Crick Crack Club, and multi-instrumentalist Sherry Robinson give their acclaimed telling of Brothers Grimm tales.

11am - 11.45am (£3)

Grimm Tales and Magical Songs, with Anthony Phelan.

12pm - 1pm (£12)

Settings of Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Mahler, Loewe, Mendelssohn, Strauss and others, with Konstantin Krimmel (winner of Second Prize and the Audience Prize at Das Lied) and Doriana Tchakarova making their UK recital debut.

1pm - 2pm

Lunch break

2pm - 3.15pm (£10)

Grim Grimms, with Ben Haggarty and Sherry Robinson: ‘the fresh dose of magic you need in your life’ (Everything Theatre).


Artist Portrait

Konstantin Krimmel

Konstantin Krimmel


Konstantin Krimmel won First Prize and the Audience Prize at the German National Music Competition (Deutscher Musikwettbewerb) in 2019. He also won First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 1st International Helmut Deutsch Lied Competition in 2018, and First Prizes at the 1st International Haydn Competition for Classical Song and Aria in Rohrau in 2018, and at the Rising Stars Grand Prix International Music Competition in Berlin in 2018 (in the Lied Duo category with Doriana Tchakarova). He also won 2nd Prize at the International Voice Compe... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Doriana Tchakarova

Doriana Tchakarova


Doriana Tchakarova completed her Bachelor and Master studies in piano at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart with Prof. Fernand Kaeser and Prof. Friedemann Rieger. She also studied in the Lied class taught by Prof. Konrad Richter. In April 1993 she won the second prize in the international piano competition "Dimitar Nenov” and played the second piano concerto by Sergej Rachmaninoff with the Varna Philharmonic. Doriana was the Chamber Music Prize Winner of the 15th International Competition "Franz Schubert" with the cellist Kra... Read Full Biography


Call: 01865 591 276

General Admission
3 Event 'Grimm' Ticket Last Few!
General Admission
'Des Knaben Wunderhorn' Only - 12pm
General Admission
'Grimm Grimms' Only - 2pm
General Admission
Under 35s Ticket Last Few!
General Admission
'Grimm Tales and Magical Songs' Only - 11am

This event is part of a series:

Tales of Beyond - Magic, Myths and Mortals

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....