30 October 2015, 22:00
This event will be broadcast from New College Ante Chapel
Night, sleep, dreams and the dark side of the subconscious, are all explored in this fascinating programme. Music by Fauré, Crumb, Debussy, Berg and others.
George Crumb - Music for Shadows (for Aeolian Harp)
Claude Debussy - Chansons de Bilitis
George Crumb - Dream Images (Love-Death Music)
Alban Berg - Vier Lieder, Op. 2
Henry Cowell - The Banshee
Joseph Schwantner - Two Poems of Agueda Pizarro
Henry Cowell - Aeolian Harp
ContraltoNoted for her “velvety richness” (The Independent) & “commanding” tone (Seen and Heard International), Cumbrian contralto Jess Dandy is rapidly making a name for herself as one of the UK’s most promising young singers. Last season saw her debuts as alto soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Carnegie Hall, New York; Palau de la música catalana, Barcelona, & Harris Theater, Chicago. All formed part of an international tour with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Orchestra révolutionnaire e... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
Singing Words: Poets and their Songs celebrates the glorious and varied poetry of song and emphasises this unique meeting of words and music. Following the triumph of last year’s ‘The Schubert Project’ and our recent Royal Philharmonic Society Award, we are pleased to present another stellar array of world-renowned artists in the heart of Oxford. Many of the programmes are bas...