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Oxford Lieder Young Artists recital

20 October 2011, 12:10 - 13:00


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11.45am: Pre-concert talk given by Dr Helen Abbott (details below)

This outstanding young duo greatly impressed the panel - Ian and Jennifer Partridge - when they auditioned for the new Young Artist Platform, and were awarded second prize. Their French songs stood out in particular, and today they perform songs by Fauré and Duparc, alongside Ravel’s Don Quichotte and Histoires Naturelles.

"What's in a name? From chanson to lodie and back."

In this pre-concert talk, Helen Abbott, who led the fascinating and insightful French Song Study Day at the 2009 Festival, explores "lowbrow" and "highbrow" in French song. She explains differences and similarities between the nature of "chanson" and "mélodie", with reference to the repertoire in today's lunchtime recital.


This concert is generously supported by Jesus College & the Kohn Foundation, trufflehunter and the Jean Meikle Music Trust.


Gabriel Fauré:
Clair de lune
En sourdine
Les berceaux

Henri Duparc:
Chanson triste
La vie antérieure

Maurice Ravel:
Don Quichotte
1. Chanson à Dulcinée
2. Chanson Romanesque
3. Chanson à boire

Les Histoires Naturelles
1. Le Paon
2. Le Grillon
3. Le Cygne
4. Le Martin-pêcheur
5. La Pintade

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This event is part of a series:

2011 Festival: 10 Year Anniversary

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

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