78. The Boy's Magic Horn
26 October 2019, 11:00 - 15:15
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. Joanna Neilly and 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 Joanna Neilly and 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
2pm - 3.15pm (£10)
Grim Grimms, with Ben Haggarty and Sherry Robinson: ‘the fresh dose of magic you need in your life’ (Everything Theatre).
BaritoneKonstantin Krimmel was born in Ulm and is completing his singing studies at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart, with Teru Yoshihara since 2014. He received his first musical training from St. Georg's choirboys Ulm and soprano Christiane Rockenbach. He is 1st Prize Winner of the Rising Stars Grand Prix International Music Competition Berlin 2018, 1st Prize Winner and Audience and Special Award Winner for the Best Aria Interpretation of the First International Haydn Competition for Classical Song and Aria and 1... Read Full Biography
PianistDoriana 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
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....