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10. Claire Booth & Christopher Glynn: Mussorgsky & Rimsky-Korsakov

16 October 2022, 11:45 - 12:45



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This recital explores one of the closest of friendships between composers. Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov were both part of the ‘Mighty Handful’ of Russian composers: they lived together as young men and Mussorgsky was Rimsky-Korsakov’s best man. Claire Booth and Christopher Glynn perform songs and piano works by both composers, including parts of Mussorgsky’s The Nursery, alongside early Debussy songs that were heavily influenced by the Russian composers.

Claire and Chris's recording of Mussorgsky songs was given five stars in The Guardain and described as 'a joy, brilliantly conceived and presented with tremendous panache'. Not a recital to miss!


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Artist Portrait

Claire Booth

Claire Booth


British soprano Claire Booth has become internationally renowned both for her commitment to an extraordinary breadth of repertoire, and for the vitality and musicianship that she brings to the operatic stage and concert platform. A regular contributor to the Aldeburgh Festival, Claire enjoyed a close collaboration with the late Oliver Knussen, and was the soprano soloist for many of his works, including the world premiere of ‘O Hototogisu’. Operatic highlights include Rosina Il Barbiere di Sivigli, Elcia Mose in Egitto and Pak... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Christopher Glynn

Christopher Glynn


Christopher Glynn is a Grammy award-winning pianist and accompanist, working with leading singers, instrumentalists and ensembles in concerts, broadcasts and recordings throughout the world. He is also Artistic Director of the Ryedale Festival, programming around 60 events each year in the many beautiful and historic venues of Ryedale, North Yorkshire. Described by The Times as ‘a superb accompanist’ and praised in Gramophone for his ‘breathtaking sensitivity’, Chris has performed with singers including Sir Thoma... Read Full Biography

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This event is part of a series:

Oxford Lieder Festival: 14 - 29 October 2022

The 21st Oxford Lieder Festival, Friendship in Song: An Intimate Art, invites you to explore song as an art form that grew up among friends, often at special and sociable gatherings, and inspired many composers’ most personal and profound works. We explore friendships between composers, poets and performers, recreate the intimate atmosphere of the salon, and generally enjoy a festive sp...

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