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Shining Armour: Roderick Williams, Alison Rose, Victoria Newlyn & Iain Burnside

27 October 2015, 19:30 - 21:00


This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room

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Roderick Williams baritone
Alison Rose soprano
Victoria Newlyn narrator
Iain Burnside piano

For his only cycle, Die schöne Magelone, Brahms was drawn to Ludwig Tieck’s novella The wondrous love story of the beautiful Magelone and Count Peter of Provence, which inspired some of his greatest songs. These are heard here with narrated interludes created by Iain Burnside, illuminating both the story itself and the relationship between Brahms and Clara Schumann.


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Die schöne Magelone (Johann Ludwig Tieck: 1773-1853)

  1. Keinen hat es noch gereut
  2. Traun! Bogen und Pfeil sind gut für den Feind
  3. Sind es Schmerzen, sind es Freuden
  4. Liebe kam aus fernen Landen
  5. So willst du des Armen
  6. Wie soll ich die Freude
  7. War es dir
  8. Wir müssen uns trennen
  9. Ruhe, Süssliebchen
  10. Verzweiflung
  11. Wie schnell verschwindet
  12. Muss es eine Trennung geben
  13. Sulima
  14. Wie froh und frisch
  15. Treue Liebe dauert lange

Artist Portrait

Roderick Williams

Roderick Williams


Roderick Williams is one of the most sought after baritones of his generation and performs a wide repertoire from baroque to contemporary music in the opera house, on the concert platform and in recital. He enjoys relationships with all the major UK opera houses and has sung world premieres of operas by, among others, David Sawer, Sally Beamish, Michael van der Aa, Robert Saxton and Alexander Knaifel. Roderick Williams has performed with all the BBC orchestras, and many other ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, ... Read Full Biography
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Alison Rose

Alison Rose


Alison Rose is the winner of the 2015 Maggie Teyte Prize and a 2017 Leonard Ingrams Award. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio, and is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Operatic roles include; Papagena, Die Zauberflöte (Glyndebourne Festival Opera); Barbarina, Le nozze di Figaro (Garsington Festival Opera & English National Opera); Governess,The Turn of the Screw (Bury Court Opera); Vixen, The Cunning Little Vixen (Grimeborn Festival / Arcola Theatre); Lady in Wait... Read Full Biography
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Victoria Newlyn

Victoria Newlyn


Victoria Newlyn trained on the Acting course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She teaches movement and drama at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School, working with classical singers from undergraduate to Opera Course level, and works as a director & movement director Recent and future engagements include Boris Godunov (St Endellion Festival), The Firework-Maker’s Daughter (ROH Linbury) and Così fan tutte (West Green House Opera). Choreography/movement direction includes Rigoletto (Buchares... Read Full Biography
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Iain Burnside

Iain Burnside


Internationally acclaimed as a leading collaborative pianist, ("pretty much ideal", BBC Music Magazine), Iain Burnside has worked with many of the world’s great singers. His discography features over fifty CDs, spanning a huge sweep of repertoire. Highlights include the Gramophone Award-winning NMC Songbook, Schubert cycles with baritone Roderick Williams on Chandos and a series of English Song for Naxos. He enjoys a close relationship with Delphian, featuring boxed sets of Medtner and Rachmaninoff (“the results are ele... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

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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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