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Masterpiece: Friedrich Rückert

30 October 2015, 16:00 - 16:25


This event will be broadcast from Exeter College Chapel

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Gareth Brynmor John baritone
Finnegan Downie Dear piano

One of this year's series of free concerts, featuring single masterpieces where poets and composers perfectly align. Today we hear Mahler’s five incomparable settings of Rückert. Gareth Brynmor John was the winner of the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Awards in 2013, and he is joined by pianist Finnegan Downie Dear, a previous winner of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform.

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Rückert Lieder (Friedrich Rückert)

  1. Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!
  2. Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft
  3. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
  4. Um Mitternacht
  5. Liebst du um Schönheit

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Gareth Brynmor John

Gareth Brynmor John


Winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award, baritone Gareth Brynmor John studied at St John's College, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music where, in his final year, he won the Royal Academy of Music Patrons' Award. He recently studied at the National Opera Studio where he was supported by the Royal Opera House. He made his debut with Welsh National Opera singing Schaunard (La Boheme) in Spring 2017, and returned in the following seasons singing Eugene Onegin, Masetto (Don Giovanni) and Papageno (Magic Flute). Recent engagements inc... Read Full Biography
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Finnegan Downie Dear

Finnegan Downie Dear


Finnegan Downie Dear is a young conductor and pianist from London who balances a growing international career with his role as music director of Shadwell Opera. He is increasingly recognised as an ardent proponent of music of the 20th and 21st centuries, and has a particular interest in working with singers in opera and recital. This season he makes his debuts with Polish National Opera in Lublin (Korngold Die Tote Stadt) and Scottish Opera (Turnage Greek) as well as conducting a new production of Peter Maxwell Davies The Lighthouse with Sha... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

2015 Festival: Singing Words: poets and their songs

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...

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