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Spanish Song, Berlioz & Schubert

28 October 2010, 19:00 - 20:45


This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room

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7pm (free): Pre-concert talk.
Richard Stokes explores Berlioz' great cycle, Les Nuits dété

Described in the Times as “a classy act: a light, agile mezzo of great charm and elegant intelligence”, Clara Mouriz gathers universal acclaim for her stunning voice and powers of communication. She and pianist Joseph Middleton present a programme including some haunting works by Granados, some of Schubert’s few settings of Italian texts and Berlioz’s remarkable Les Nuits dété. These latter songs are perhaps better known in their orchestral version, but were originally written for voice and piano. Berlioz, setting texts by his friend Théophile Gautier, produced in this cycle some of his most inventive and lyrical songs; his great contribution to the song repertoire.


Early Spanish Songs:

Literes, Confiado Jilguerillo (XVII)

De la Torre – Dørumsgaard, Pampano Verde (XV)

Marqués de Santillana - Rodrigo , Serranilla (XIV)

Esteve – Dørumsgaard, Alma Sintamos (XVIII)

Franz Schubert: settings of Metastasio

Didone abbandonata

Mio ben ricordati

Son fra l’onde

Gioachino Rossini:

"Giovanna d’Arco", Cantata a Voce Sola.


Enrique Granados

Maja Dolorosa I, II & III

Hector Berlioz:

Les Nuits d’été

i. Villanelle

ii. Le spectre de la rose

iii. Sur les lagunes

iv. Absence

v. Au cimetiére

vi. L’île inconnue

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2010 Festival

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

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