Social DistanSong Day Two: Christina Gansch and Sholto Kynoch
29 March 2020, 08:00 - 23:55
Remember that you can find texts and translations of all the songs that were due to be performed today in the 'Explore' section on the main menu above, or by going to the original event listing and clicking on the Programme tab.
A welcome from Christina Gansch, with Mahler's 'Frühlingsmorgen' performed and recorded remotely by Christina Gansch and Sholto Kynoch
Moving outdoors makes this more challenging, but wonderful to see Christina with a beautiful Austrian backdrop: what could be more appropriate for Mahler's 'Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht'? (Watch the background 'extra' carefully!)
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OTHER BITS AND PIECES:
We found two excellent clips of Joan Rodgers giving masterclasses (on opera repertoire). To watch the whole film, you'll have to subscribe to the Masterclass Media Foundation, but these give a sense of what we might expect when we manage to reschedule the course.
If you're listening to Christina's playlist, we thought these excellent films by Gavin Plumley might help illuminate Mahler and Berg. The first is a general introduction to Mahler, with some lovely footage from Vienna. And the second is is an in-depth analysis of Berg's Lyric Suite, filmed at Wigmore Hall. Anyone who was there will remember Gavin's superb Festival study days on Mahler in 2017, and although these films aren't directly about the songs in Christina's programme, we thought they would still be very interesting to share.
SopranoAustrian soprano Christina Gansch is the winner of the 2014 Kathleen Ferrier Award and is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In the 2019/20 season Christina makes her debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich as Gretel Hansel und Gretel; Marzelline Fidelio for the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and in a new production for the Glyndebourne Festival and the title role in a new production of Rodelinda for the Händel-Festspiele Göttingen. In concert she sings Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 at the BB... Read Full Biography
PianistSholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in chamber music and song accompaniment. In addition to a busy performance schedule and a fast-growing discography, he is the founder and director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, the UK’s most renowned song festival, which recently won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. In recent years he has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Opéra de Lille... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
In these strange and unsettling times, we're delighted to present our much-reduced virtual spring festival in place of Spring Song. From 27 March to 4 April, we'll be bringing you exclusive content to enjoy from the artists and speakers who were due to take part. Artistic Director, Sholto Kynoch, tells us more about what's coming up in the video below... [youtube url=http...