09. The Shepherd on the Rock: Ailish Tynan & Iain Burnside
28 February 2021, 19:30 - 21:00
Tara Erraught and Dearbhla Collins have had to withdraw from this concert due to travel complications around the pandemic. We look forward to welcoming them to the Festival in October, and in the meantime are very grateful to Ailish Tynan, Iain Burnside and Julian Bliss for stepping into this recital.
Ailish Tynan and Iain Burnside need little introduction as two of today's leading song artists. Tonight's concert begins with a short group of Schubert 'spring' songs, performed by the outstanding young baritone James Atkinson, who so impressed at the last Festival with his contributions to Natasha Loges's study event on Brahms songs. Ailish and Iain remain with Schubert for the rest of this half, including such popular songs as 'Die Forelle' and 'Wandrers Nachtlied'.
Their second half begins with a wonderful group of English and Irish songs, including Thomas Dunhill's beautiful 'The Cloths of Heaven' and Stanford's dramatic setting of Keats's 'La Belle Dame sans Merci'. To bring Oxford Lieder's Winter into Spring weekend to a close, they are joined by the internationally-acclaimed clarinettist Julian Bliss and return to Schubert for his evergreen 'The Shepherd on the Rock': 'Spring will come, spring my delight; now I shall prepare to go a-wandering'.
Live-streamed from the Holywell Music Room, presented by Petroc Trelawny
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Watch James' performance at the Oxford Lieder Festival 2020:
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Liebesbotschaft (D957a) from Schwanengesang
- Am Bach im Frühling (D361)
- Im Frühling (D882)
- Ganymed (D544)
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Ständchen ('Horch, horch! die Lerch') (D889)
- Schwanengesang, D744
- Die Forelle (D550)
- Dass sie hier gewesen (D775)
- Wandrers Nachtlied II (D768)
- Die junge Nonne (D828)
Herbert Hughes (1882 - 1937)The Spanish Lady
Thomas Dunhill (1877 - 1946)The Cloths of Heaven
Frank Bridge (1879 - 1941)Goldenhair
James Joyce, arr. Edmund J Pendleton (1882 - 1941)Bid adieu
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 - 1924)La belle dame sans merci
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (Shepherd on the Rock) (D965)
SopranoIrish soprano Ailish Tynan won the 2003 Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Ailish was a member of the prestigious Vilar Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and a BBC New Generation Artist. Ailish established herself with operatic roles including Gretel Hänsel und Gretel (The Royal Opera, Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera); Madame Cortese Il viaggio a Reims, Marzelline Fidelio and Madame Podtotshina’s Daughter The Nose (The Royal Opera); Vixen The Cunning Littl... Read Full Biography
BaritoneBritish baritone James Atkinson studies at the Royal College of Music Opera Studio with Alison Wells. He is a Fishmongers’ Company Scholar and is kindly supported by a Sybil Tutton Opera Award and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. With the RCM Opera Studio, James has sung the roles of Buonafede (Il mondo della luna), Sam (Trouble in Tahiti), Le Gendarme (Les mamelles de Tirésias) and Blazes (The Lighthouse) and was to perform Ramiro (L’heure espagnole) in March 2020. Other roles include Lysander (The Enchanted Isla... Read Full Biography
PianistInternationally acclaimed as a leading collaborative pianist, ("pretty much ideal", BBC Music Magazine), Iain Burnside has worked with many of the world’s great singers. His discography features over fifty CDs, spanning a huge sweep of repertoire. Highlights include the Gramophone Award-winning NMC Songbook, Schubert cycles with baritone Roderick Williams on Chandos and a series of English Song for Naxos. He enjoys a close relationship with Delphian, featuring boxed sets of Medtner and Rachmaninoff (“the results are ele... Read Full Biography
ClarinettistJulian Bliss is one of the world’s finest clarinettists, excelling as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, jazz artist, masterclass leader and tireless musical explorer. He has inspired a generation of young players as creator of his Conn-Selmer range of affordable clarinets, and introduced a substantial new audience to his instrument. Julian started playing the clarinet aged four, going on to study at the University of Indiana and in Germany under Sabine Meyer, turning professional aged twelve. In recital and chamber music he has ... 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. ...