Settings of Ossian: Sophie Daneman, John Mark Ainsley, Robert Holl & Sholto Kynoch
27 October 2014, 19:30 - 21:30
Sophie Daneman soprano
John Mark Ainsley tenor
Robert Holl bass-bartone
Sholto Kynoch piano
Claiming to be translations from translations of a bygone Celtic bard called Ossian, 'Fragments of Ancient Poetry Collected in the Highlands of Scotland' was the title of the collection now attributed to its 'discoverer' James MacPherson. Despite its dubious origins, this collection spread like wildfire over Europe and Schubert set some ten highly dramatic poems of Ossian. Tonight's star team of singers, joined by Ensemble 45, also perform Goethe's 'Szene aus Faust' and other partsongs.
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Settings of James Macpherson, ‘Ossian’ (1736-1796)Ossians Lied nach dem Falle Nathos, D278 Das Mädchen von Inistore, D281 Lodas Gespenst, D150 Der Tod Oscars, D375 Kolmas Klage, D217 Cronnan, D282 Shilrik und Vinvela, D293 Szene aus Faust, D126 (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: 1749-1832) Bardengesang, D147 (James Macpherson, 'Ossian') Chor der Engel, 440 (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, from 'Faust') Nachtstück, D672 (Johann Mayrhofer: 1787-1836)
This event is part of a series:
The Schubert Project will be the biggest ever celebration of the life and music of Franz Schubert. At its core is the UK's first ever complete performance of Schubert's songs, alongside a host of other works. Bringing Schubert’s Vienna to Oxford in a dazzling feast of music, art, theatre, food & drink, this three-week festival is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to immerse you...