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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Katarina Karnéus, Stephan Loges & Sholto Kynoch

18 October 2015, 18:30


This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room

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Katarina Karnéus mezzo-soprano
Stephan Loges baritone
Sholto Kynoch piano

Goethe inspired many of the best-known songs in the canon from an astonishing range of composers. Tonight we hear settings from various works including Faust, Wilhelm Meister, Erwin und Elmire, and the West-östlicher Divan, set to music by Schubert, Wolf, Schumann, Beethoven and others. Festival Director Sholto Kynoch is joined by the renowned Swedish mezzo-soprano Katarina Karnéus and and leading baritone Stephan Loges.


Texts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

From Erwin und Elmire
Anna Amalia: Das Veilchen
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: Wehmut, ‘Zur Rosenzeit’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Das Veilchen
Edvard Grieg: Wehmut, ‘Zur Rosenzeit’
Clara Schumann: Das Veilchen

From Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre
Albert, Prince Consort: An die Türen will ich schleichen
Franz Liszt: Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen aß
Robert Schumann: Singet nicht in Trauertönen
Hugo Wolf: So laßt mich scheinen, bis ich werde
Modest Mussorgsky: An die Türen will ich schleichen
Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky: Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt


From Faust
Ludwig van Beethoven: Es war einmal ein König
Franz Schubert: Der König in Thule
Carl Loewe: Zum sehen geboren
Franz Schubert: Gretchen am Spinrade
Franz Liszt: Der König in Thule
Ferruccio Busoni: Es war einmal ein König ('Lied des Mephistpoheles)

From West-östlicher Divan
Franz Schubert: Suleika 1
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: Suleika & Hatem
Robert Schumann: Freisinn
Robert Schumann: Talismane
Franz Schubert: Geheimes
Ferruccio Busoni: Schlechter Trost
Hanns Eisler: Nachklang
Johannes Brahms: Phänomen

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Katarina Karnéus

Katarina Karnéus


Born in Stockholm, Katarina Karnéus studied at Trinity College of Music in London, and at the National Opera Studio. In 1995 she won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. She has worked with Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Roger Norrington, Antonio Pappano, Michael Tilson Thomas, Franz Welser-Möst and Ivor Bolton. Opera engagements include Metropolitan Opera New York, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Her repertoire includes the great mezzo roles of Hand... Read Full Biography
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Stephan Loges

Stephan Loges


Born in Dresden, Stephan Logeswas an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. He has given recitals throughout the world, including regular appearances at Wigmore Hall London as well as Carnegie Hall New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vienna Konzerthaus, Klavierfestival Ruhr, La Monnaie Brussels, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Santiago de Compostela, BBC Radio 3, Musée d’Orsay Paris and the Vocal Arts Series in Washington with pianists Graham Johnson, Eugene Asti, Roger Vignoles, Iain Burnside, Simon Lepper... Read Full Biography
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Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch


Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in song and chamber music. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, which won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2015, cited for its ‘breadth, depth and audacity’ of programming. Recent recitals have taken him to Wigmore Hall, Heidelberger Frühling in Germany, the Zeist International Lied Festival in Holland, the LIFE Victoria festival and Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Opéra de Lille, Kings Place in Lo... 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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