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On Wenlock Edge: Online Film Screening

29 April 2020, 18:00 - 15 May 2020, 19:00

At the Oxford Lieder Festival in 2019 we presented a new film of Ralph Vaughan Williams' On Wenlock Edge, performed live with tenor Daniel Norman, the Brodsky Quartet and Sholto Kynoch. It was created and directed by Jeremy Hamway-Bidgood. We are delighted to bring it to you once again, in association with Positive Note Films and Heidelberger Frühling. Further down this page, you'll find lots of background information on the film.

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We will soon be announcing plans for this year's Oxford Lieder Festival.

On 18 April this year, the same forces would have performed this for one of our international partners, Heidelberger Frühling. Like our own Spring Song and so much else at the moment, sadly that was not to be. But we are delighted to co-present this with them here.


The film is created with live performance in mind, and in a concert setting, Jeremy edits the film to fit the nuances of each individual performance. This film version uses a recording by Daniel Norman, the Brodsky Quartet and Sholto Kynoch, which is available for download on Stone Records. Do also watch this short film about the making of On Wenlock Edge, created before the premiere performance at d'Overbroeck's in April 2019:

You can see Jeremy's storyboard for the film here:

At the 2019 Lieder Festival, this event was so popular that we had to add in a second performance. See a few audience reactions here:

Thanks also to our international partner in Barcelona, the LIFE Victoria Festival.

Watch Jeremy Hamway-Bidgood's film of Schubert's Erlkönig (which has already had over 6 million views!), commissioned by Oxford Lieder in 2014 and performed by Daniel Norman and Sholto Kynoch (taken from 'Schubert Year by Year' on Stone Records):

Artist Portrait

Daniel Norman

Daniel Norman


Daniel Norman was a choral scholar at New College Oxford, where he read Engineering. He went on to study in the US and Canada and at the Royal Academy of Music. Concert performances have included Wozzeck with Daniel Harding and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Evangelist in Bach St John Passion at the Royal Festival Hall, Tippett A Child of Our Time with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia, Britten Les Illuminations and Mozart Requiem with Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic, Britten Nocturne with Edward Gardner, ... Read Full Biography
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Brodsky Quartet

Brodsky Quartet

String Quartet

Since forming in 1972, the Brodsky Quartet have performed over 3,000 concerts on the major stages of the world and have released more than 60 recordings. A natural curiosity and an insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in a number of artistic directions and continues to ensure them not only a prominent presence on the international chamber music scene, but also a rich and varied musical existence. Their energy and craftsmanship have attracted numerous awards and accolades worldwide, while their ongoing educational work provide... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch


Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in song and chamber music. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, which won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2015, cited for its ‘breadth, depth and audacity’ of programming. In July 2018, Sholto was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in the RAM Honours. Recent recitals have taken him to Wigmore Hall, Heidelberger Frühling in Germany, the Zeist International Lied Festival in Holland, the LIFE Victoria festi... Read Full Biography

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