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Kerner & Hofmannsthal: Wolfgang Holzmair & Imogen Cooper

23 October 2015, 18:30 - 20:30


This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room

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Wolfgang Holzmair baritone
Imogen Cooper piano

This is a special occasion: the last opportunity in the UK to hear this long-standing duo perform their signature work, Schumann’s Kerner Lieder. Their programme also includes songs by Clara Schumann and Frank Martin. It is the first concert of Imogen Cooper’s residency at the Festival (see 26, 27, 28 Oct).


Clara Schumann (1819-1896)

Das ist ein Tag, der klingen mag (Hermann Rollet: 1819-1904)
Sie liebten sich beide (Heinrich Heine: 1797-1856)
Der Mond kommt still gegangen (Emanuel Geibel:1815-1884)
Volkslied (Heinrich Heine)
Geheimes Flüstern hier und dort (Hermann Rollet)
O Lust, o Lust (Hermann Rollet)

Frank Martin (1890-1974)

Sechs Monologe aus Jedermann (Hugo von Hofmannsthal: 1874-1929)

  1. Ist als zu End das Freudenmahl
  2. Ach Gott, wie graust mir vor dem Tod
  3. Ist als wenn eins gerufen hätt
  4. So wollt ich ganz zernichtet sein
  5. Ja! ich glaub: solches hat er vollbracht
  6. O ewiger Gott! o göttliches Gesicht!


Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Liederreihe op.35 (Justinus Kerner: 1786-1862)

  1. Lust der Sturmnacht
  2. Stirb’, Lieb’ und Freud’!
  3. Wanderlied
  4. Erstes Grün
  5. Sehnsucht nach der Waldgegend
  6. Auf das Trinkglas eines verstorbenen Freundes
  7. Wanderung
  8. Stille Liebe
  9. Frage
  10. Stille Tränen
  11. Wer machte dich so krank?
  12. Alte Laute

Artist Portrait

Wolfgang Holzmair

Wolfgang Holzmair


Wolfgang Holzmair was born in Vöcklabruck, Austria, and studied at the Vienna Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with Hilde Rössel-Majdan (voice) and Erik Werba (lied). He has performed in recital throughout the world with regular appearances in London, Vienna, Lisbon, Amsterdam, New York, Washington, at the Risör Festival (Norway), BathMozart Festival and Oxford Lieder Festival (UK), Menuhin Festival (Switzerland), Bregenz Festival and Carinthian Summer Festival (Austria). Alongside his outstanding artistic relationship with... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Imogen Cooper

Imogen Cooper


Regarded as one of the finest interpreters of Classical and Romantic repertoire, Imogen Cooper is internationally renowned for her virtuosity and lyricism. Recent and future concerto performances include the Berliner Philharmoniker with Sir Simon Rattle, Sydney Symphony with Simone Young, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Thomas Dausgaard and the Aurora Orchestra with Nicholas Collon, the latter including performances in London and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Her recitals this season include solos in London (including as part o... 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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