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“When Yesterday We Met...” An interactive, narrated recital

14 October 2012, 15:00


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Sophie Danemen (soprano), Philip Smith (baritone) and Dominic Harlan (piano)

Devised, directed and presented by Dominic Harlan

‘I would never, ever have believed that hardcore song repertoire could be conveyed so powerfully and enjoyably to an audience of children. An unmitigated triumph of the imagination’.
(Ian Bostridge)

From fairy tales and Greek myths to tales of the extraordinary and the everyday, songs have always been a great way to tell stories. Pianist and presenter Dominic Harlan is joined by two superb singers for a stunningly original concert that combines songs by Schubert, Rachmaninov, Brahms and Ives with elements of theatre and interactive workshop. The result is a thrilling, hands-on show which guides novices into the magical world of song and challenges connoisseurs to find new and unexpected twists in familiar repertoire. Recommended for adults and children aged 8+.

View a preview of the concert, filmed live at Wigmore Hall...

‘Harlan is irrepressibly enthusiastic…a terrifically engaging pianist, actor and communicator…terrific fun, and not just for kids.’ (The Singer)

Please note that this recital will last for approximately one hour and there will be no interval.

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Charles Ives

a) Very Pleasant
b) Rather Sad

Franz Schubert

Hugo Wolf
Ich hab' in Penna einen Liebsten wohnen (I've got a boyfriend who lives in Penna)

Franz Schubert
Erlkönig (The Elf King)

Robert Schumann
Ich grolle nicht (I feel no hate)

Reynaldo Hahn

A Chloris (To Chloris)

Sergei Rachmaninov

Vchera my vstretilis' (When Yesterday we Met)

Johannes Brahms

Jägerlied (Hunting Song)

Dominic Harlan
Utah, 1975

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This event is part of a series:

2012 Festival

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

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