01. Winter Words: Joshua Ellicott & Anna Tilbrook
27 February 2021, 11:00 - 12:00
Live-streamed from the Holywell Music Room, presented by Petroc Trelawny
Our Winter into Spring weekend gets underway with Benjamin Britten’s astonishing Winter Words: evocative settings of Thomas Hardy that represent one of those perfect meetings of poet and composer. We’re delighted that this cycle, and other winter-themed songs, will be performed by acclaimed tenor Joshua Ellicott and pianist Anna Tilbrook. Their recent recital for the Lammermuir Festival was described by The Scotsman as ‘glorious’, with ‘rich, radiant colours’.
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY
Watch Joshua's recent performance of Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte with fortepianist Nicky Losseff at a recital in November for York Concerts:
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
- 1. At day-close in November
- 2. Midnight on the Great Western - 'The journeying boy'
- 3. Wagtail and baby - 'A satire'
- 4. The little old table
- 5. The choirmaster's burial - 'The tenor man's story'
- 6. Proud Songsters - 'Thrushes, finches and nightingales'
- 7. At the railway station, Upway - 'The convict and the boy with the violin'
- 8. Before life and after
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Winterlied (D401)
- Rastlose Liebe (D138)
- Das Lied vom Reifen (D532)
- Nachtstück (D672)
- Die Sterne (D939)
- Greisengesang (D778)
- Nacht und Träume (D827)
TenorJoshua Ellicott’s sweet-toned, flexible yet powerful lyric tenor voice and versatile musicianship are apparent in the wide range of repertoire in which he excels, from song to opera to concert. In the field of early music he has worked with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir Roger Norrington, Harry Bicket, Harry Christophers Paul McCreesh, and has developed a particular affinity with the works of Bach, Handel and Monteverdi. He also enjoys interpreting later repertoire and he has been privileged to work with such luminaries a... Read Full Biography
PianistAnna Tilbrook has collaborated with many leading singers and instrumentalists including Ian Bostridge, Lucy Crowe, Sarah Tynan, Barbara Hannigan, Emma Bell, Nick Daniel, Natalie Clein, Philip Dukes and Guy Johnston, as well as the Fitzwilliam, Carducci, Sacconi, Elias, Navarra and Barbirolli String Quartets. Since her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1999 she has become a regular artist at all the leading concert halls and festivals. She has also accompanied Jose Carreras, Angela Georghiu and Bryn Terfel in televised concerts. Anna regularly coa... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
Building on the success of its first online festival in October 2020, Oxford Lieder presents a live, online weekend of song on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February. Winter into Spring: The Changing Seasons offers nine events with world-class singers and pianists, and emerging stars, with a wide range of music to lift the spirits in the depths of this bleak winter and herald the coming of spring. ...