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03. Wilhelm Müller’s Die Winterreise

27 February 2021, 17:00 - 18:00

Joanna Neilly, German Fellow at St Peter’s College, Oxford, introduces the poet Wilhelm Müller and explores the surprising range of his creativity well beyond the cycles immortalised by Schubert, Die schöne Müllerin and Die Winterreise. Her talk explores the cultural history of Müller’s best-known poem, ‘Der Lindenbaum’, and highlights the ongoing relevance of Die Winterreise today as an inspiration for writers around the world, from Latin America to China. Joanna’s talk is illustrated by tenor Ted Black with pianist Ana Manastireanu, who were recently finalists in the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Awards.

Oxford Lieder gratefully acknowledges the support of the University of Oxford's KE Seed Fund.

This event will be streamed completely live from the Holywell Music Room. Shortly afterwards, it will also be available to watch again, using the same ticket and link, until 21 March (11 April for Pioneer Pass holders). Click here for further information on how tickets will work this year.


Watch highlights of Ted Black's recital as a finalist at the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform 2019, with pianist Rachel Fright:


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Joanna Neilly

Joanna Neilly


Joanna Neilly is Associate Professor in German at the University of Oxford and Tutorial Fellow of St Peter's College. She has published widely on German Romanticism and its literary reception.
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Ted Black

Ted Black


Born and raised in London, tenor Ted Black is a member of the International Opera Studio at the Royal College of Music, additionally supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Josephine Baker Trust, having previously graduated from both the Royal College of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Ted’s operatic roles include Ferrando, Così fan Tutte (Opera Wrocław), Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni (Opera Wrocław), Grimoaldo, Rodelinda (Royal College of Music), Gonzalve, L’heure Espagnole (Royal College of M... Read Full Biography
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Ana Manastireanu

Ana Manastireanu


Ana Manastireanu is an increasingly sought-after collaborative pianist, specialising in song and chamber music. She is currently a Britten-Pears Young Artist for 2021-22. Ana has recently won the Accompanist Prize in the 2020 AESS Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition and in the 2019 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards held at the Wigmore Hall. In 2019 she won the Accompanist Prize in the AESS Courtney Kenny Award and was selected as a Leeds Lieder Young Artist. She also won the Alasdair Graham Pianist Prize in the 2020 RCM Lied... Read Full Biography

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This event is part of a series:

Winter into Spring – The Changing Seasons

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. ...

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