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Catherine Hopper & The Doric String Quartet

25 October 2010, 19:00


This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room

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7pm (free): Pre-concert talk
Richard Wigmore: "Meine Ruh' ist hin": Schubert's confessional "Rosamunde" Quartet and its relationship to his songs

The Doric Quartet, who are “in residence” at the Festival (performing the three Schumann quartets in rush-hour concerts on 20th, 27th and 29th), join with the wonderful mezzo Catherine Hopper, who last appeared at the Festival in 2008 in the “Fifteen minutes of fame” alongside Sir Thomas Allen.

Together they perform Respighi’s masterpiece for mezzo and string quartet, Il Tramonto. Chausson’s darkly moving Chanson Perpétuelle is less well known but deserves to be heard more often, while Schubert’s “Rosamunde” quartet is of course one of the most popular works in the chamber repertoire.


Ernest Chausson (1855 - 1899)

Chanson Perpétuelle (for voice, string quartet and piano)

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)

Violons dans le soir (for voice, violin and piano)

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)

Two songs,. Op. 91 (for voice, viola and piano)

i. Gestillte Sehnsucht

ii. Geistliches Wiegenlied

Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936)

Il Tramonto (string quartet and voice)


Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)

Three songs:

Gretchen am Spinnrade

Suleika I

Die Götter Griechenlands

String Quartet in A minor, “Rosamunde”

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2010 Festival

The Annual Oxford Lieder Festival, bringing song to the heart of Oxford

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