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Lunch with Fauré & Schubert: Katie Bray, George Humphreys, Sholto Kynoch & James Baillieu

21 October 2015, 12:10 - 13:00

Lunchtime Recital

This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room

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Fauré's Shylock songs and suite arranged for piano duet sit alongside Schubert's settings of Shakespeare.


Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Nocturne, Op. 43, no. 2 (Villiers de l’Isle-Adam)
Les présents Op. 46, no. 1 (Villiers de l’Isle-Adam)
Lydia, Op. 4, no. 2 (Charles Maries-René Leconte de Lisle)
Nell, Op. 18, no. 1 (Charles Maries-René Leconte de Lisle)
Les roses d'Ispahan, Op. 49, no. 4 (Charles Maries-René Leconte de Lisle)
La rose 'Ode anacréontique’, Op. 51, no. 4 (Charles Maries-René Leconte de Lisle)
Le parfum impérissable, Op. 76, no. 1 (Charles Maries-René Leconte de Lisle)
Aubade, Op. 6, no. 1 (Jean-Paul Fouchécourt)

Incidental music for Shylock, Op. 57 by Edmond Haraucourt (1856-1941), after Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

  1. Prélude et Chanson
  2. Entr'acte (arr. for piano duet by Léon Boëllmann: 1862-1897)
  3. Madrigal
  4. Épithalame (arr. for piano duet by Léon Boëllmann)
  5. Nocturne (arr. for piano duet by Léon Boëllmann)
  6. Final (arr. for piano duet by Léon Boëllmann)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
An Sylvia, D891 (Shakespeare, tr. Bauernfeld)
Trinklied, D888 (Shakespeare, tr. Schlegel)
Ständchen, D889 (Shakespeare, tr. Bauernfeld)

Daphne am Bach, D411 (Friedrich, Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg)
Frühlingslied, D398 (Ludwig Hölty)
Der Blumen Schmerz, D731 (Johann, Graf von Majláth)
Die Blumensprache, D519 (Anton Platner)

Artist Portrait

Katie Bray

Katie Bray


Winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at Cardiff Singer of the World 2019, British mezzo-soprano Katie Bray has become known for her magnetic stage presence and gleaming, expressive tone. Recent roles for Opera North include Hansel Hansel and Gretel, Rosina Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Varvara Katya Kabanova, Louis XV Chair/Female Cat/Owl L’enfant et les sortilèges, Lola Cavalleria Rusticana, and Nancy Albert Herring and she has also sung for English National Opera (Daughter Akhnaten and The Way Back Home), Scottish O... Read Full Biography
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George Humphreys

Artist Portrait

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
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James Baillieu

James Baillieu


Born in South Africa, James studied in Cape Town and London. He was a Borletti-Buitoni Trust and Young Classical Artist Trust artist and was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Outstanding Young Artist Award and the Chamber Music and Song Award. He is an International Tutor in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Northern College of Music and head of the Song Programme at the Atelier Lyrique of the Verbier Festival Academy. An accomplished chamber musician, soloist and accompanist, James’ partnerships include Lawrence Power... 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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