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04. Winterreise: Dietrich Henschel & Sholto Kynoch

27 February 2021, 19:30 - 21:00

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Following our earlier Song Connections event, we hear Schubert’s extraordinary response to Müller’s poems in one of his greatest works, Winterreise. Dietrich Henschel is one of the leading international baritones, bringing an illuminating insight to everything he sings. Emerging soprano Anna Cavaliero begins the concert with two of Schubert’s great songs: one to the autumnal moon; the other to the winter night.

“Baritone Dietrich Henschel is a towering figure, physically, intellectually, musically and theatrically. His prowess as an interpreter, by which I mean precisely his ability to get below the surface of a song and right into its soul, is extraordinary.” Herald Scotland

This concert 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.


Both evening recitals at this festival begin with a short performance given by an outstanding young singer: artists who are already forging impressive careers but have faced immense setbacks in the recent crisis. This evening we welcome Anna Cavaliero, who impressed at one of our Song at Wolfson concerts last year, and also gave a superb performance in one of our Song Connections events, performing songs accompanied by Julian Perkins playing the famous Kirckman harpsichord at the Ashmolean Museum. A graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music, Anna Cavaliero also studied with Barbara Bonney at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and was a member of the studio of the Opéra National de Lyon.

Watch Dietrich perform Schubert songs with pianist Shinya Okahara:

Watch Anna's recent performance with Sholto for the Leicester International Music Festival (recital begins at c.17'40):


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Dietrich Henschel

Dietrich Henschel


“Baritone Dietrich Henschel is a towering figure, physically, intellectually, musically and theatrically. His prowess as an interpreter, by which I mean precisely his ability to get below the surface of a song and right into its soul, is extraordinary.” - The Herald Scotland. Baritone Dietrich Henschel captivates audiences as a regular guest at major opera houses, as an esteemed interpreter of Lieder and oratorios and with his varied multimedia projects. His repertoire stretches from Monteverdi to the avant-garde. Born in Berl... Read Full Biography
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Anna Cavaliero

Anna Cavaliero


British-Hungarian soprano Anna Cavaliero is a Samling Artist, City Music Foundation Artist, Handel House Talent Scheme Artist, and member of the studio of the Opéra de Lyon. She was previously also a Britten-Pears Young Artist, an Alvarez Young Artist with Garsington Opera, and a Countess of Munster Recital Scheme Artist. Anna won the 2019 Opera Prelude Singer’s Prize, was a semi-finalist in the London Mozart Competition, and was awarded second prize in the 2017 Lies Askonas competition. At home in a wide range of musical genres, A... Read Full Biography
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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. Recent recitals have taken him to Wigmore Hall, Heidelberger Frühling in Germany, the Zeist International Lied Festival in Holland, the LIFE Victoria festival and Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Opéra de Lille, Kings Place in Lo... 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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