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2006 Festival

1st October - 1st November 2006

The Annual Oxford Lieder Festival, bringing song to the heart of Oxford

Friday 13th October 2006

1:00 PM

Schools workshop

13 Oct 2006 13:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

This will be the culmination of two weeks of workshops in Bayards Hill and Botley primary schools involving around 120 children. Workshop leader John Barber will introduce this event, and the children will present songs that they have written, as well as staged versions of songs by well-known composers and other fresh takes on song repertoire.Members of the public are most welcome to attend...

Saturday 14th October 2006

3:00 PM

Rural Lieder - Schumann: Myrten

14 Oct 2006 15:00 | St Martin's, Bladon

The first of two concerts presented with the support of Peter Crowther/ Musicstand, taking Festival concerts out of the city and into the rural county. Three outstanding musicians from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama perform Schumann's most substantial song cycle, a wedding gift to his wife Clara. Although this cycle contains many of Schumann's most popular songs, it is rarely performed...

8:00 PM

Sophie Daneman / Julius Drake

14 Oct 2006 20:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Sophie Daneman sopranoJulius Drake piano Oxford Lieder Live This concert is being recorded for as the first release on the new Oxford Lieder label. Order forms will be available at the concert, and discs should be available and on sale by the second week of the Festival. Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) The Mermaid's Song Despair My mother bids me bind my hair Robert Schumann (1756...

Sunday 15th October 2006

10:30 AM

Masterclass with Sarah Walker CBE

15 Oct 2006 10:30 | Magdalen Grove Auditorium

Renowned mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker has sung on every major operatic and concert stage in the world and brings her wealth of experience to her deeply insightful masterclasses. She will work on song repertoire with advanced singer-pianist duos; the sessions she took at last year's Festival were fascinating for audience and participants alike and Oxford Lieder is delighted to welcome her back.

4:00 PM

Adrian Thompson / Robin Bowman

15 Oct 2006 16:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) Michelangelo Sonnets Roger Quilter (1877 - 1953) Seven Elizabethan Lyrics INTERVAL Roger Quilter Three Shakespeare Songs, op. 6 Benjamin Britten Winter Words

Monday 16th October 2006

8:00 PM

Hugo Wolf - Italienisches Liederbuch

16 Oct 2006 20:00 | Holywell Music Room

Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903) - Italienisches Liederbuch

Tuesday 17th October 2006

1:10 PM

Lunch with Schumann - Frauenliebe und Leben

17 Oct 2006 13:10 | Holywell Music Room

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Frauenliebe und Leben Op. 42Seit ich ihn gesehenEr, der Herrlichste von allenIch kann's nicht fassen, nicht glaubenDu Ring an meinem FingerHelft mir, ihr SchwesternSüßer Freund, du blickestAn meinem Herzen, an meiner BrustNun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getanBenjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)Cabaret Songs1. Calypso2. Funeral Blues3. Johnny4. Tell me the T...

8:00 PM

Art song - literally!!

17 Oct 2006 20:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

In a new association with the Courtauld Institute of Art, high quality reproductions of paintings by, among others, Monet, Seurat, Degas and Gauguin will be projected, each image with a reading and a song carefully selected to complement each other. Bernardo Daddi: Triptych Fu²reise Hugo Wolf Kneeling R S Thomas Gebet Hugo Wolf Auf ein altes Bild Hugo Wolf Jesus and his Mother ...

Wednesday 18th October 2006

8:00 PM

Vassily Savenko / Michael Dussek

18 Oct 2006 20:00 | Holywell Music Room

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)Benediction: I bless you forests Op 47/5 (Count Alexei Tolstoy) Nikolai Rimsky- Korsakov ( 1844-1908 )When the ripening cornfield gently sways Op. 40/1 (Lermontov)The Messenger Op. 4/2 (Heine/Mikhailov) Cesar Cui ( 1835- 1918 )The Fountain Statue at the Tsarskoye Selo Op.57/17 (Pushkin) Modest Mussorgsky ( 1839- 1881 )The leaves rustled (18...

Thursday 19th October 2006

1:10 PM

Lunch with Schumann - Liederkreis Op. 24

19 Oct 2006 13:10 | Holywell Music Room

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) - Liederkreis Op. 24Morgens steh' ich auf und frage Es treibt mich hinIch wandelte unter den BäumenLieb' Liebchen Schöne Wiege meiner LeidenWarte, warte wilder SchiffmannBerg' und Burgen schaun herunterAnfangs wollt ich fast verzagenMit Myrten und RosenSongs from the Songs and Proverbs of William Blake by Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) This concert is prese...

8:00 PM

Anna Grevelius / Sholto Kynoch

19 Oct 2006 20:00 | Holywell Music Room

Edvard Grieg - (1843 - 1907): "Haugtussa" Op. 67 Det syng (Enticement) Veslemøy (The Little Maiden) Blåbær-Li (Blueberry Slope) Møte (The Encounter) Elsk (Love) Killingdans (Children's dance) Vond Dag (Sorrowful Day) Ved Gjætle-Bekken (At Gjætle Brook) Songs by Peterson-Berger, Stenhammer, Nielsen and Rangström.

Friday 20th October 2006

8:00 PM

Eva Meier / Paul Cibis

20 Oct 2006 20:00 | Holywell Music Room

Mackie Messer (Brecht/Weill) Kuppellied - There's nothing quite like Money (Brecht/Eisler) Barbara-Song (Brecht/Weill) Ballade von der sexuellen Hoerigkeit - Ballad of Sexual Slavery(Brecht/Weill) Jede Frau hat irgendeine Sehnsucht - Every woman has a little yearning (Oscar Strauss) Jakob Apfelboeck (Brecht/Fischer) Mutter Beimlen - Mother Beimlen (Brecht/Eisler) Surabaya-Johnny (Brecht/...

10:00 PM

Late Night Shostakovich

20 Oct 2006 22:00 | New College Ante Chapel

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)Seven poems of Alexander BlokPiano Trio No. 1Satires

Saturday 21st October 2006

10:30 AM

Masterclass taken by Teresa Cahill

21 Oct 2006 10:30 | Holywell Music Room

Teresa Cahill's operatic career began at Glyndebourne and has taken her all over the world. She has sung over 100 performances at Covent Garden alone, and as a recitalist is particularly renowned for her interpretations of Strauss, on whose songs today's masterclass will focus.

3:00 PM

Tea with Schumann - Susan Young / Iain Farrington

21 Oct 2006 15:00 | New College Ante Chapel

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhafers verbrannte KV520Franz Schubert Heimliches Lieben An die SonneRobert Schumann Sieben Lieder Op. 104 (Elisabeth Kulmann) i. Mond, meiner Seele Liebling ii. Viel Gluck zur Reise, Schwalben! iii. Du nennst mich armes Madchen iv. Der Zeisig v. Reich mir die Hand, o Wolke vi. Die letzen Blumen starben vii. Gekampft h...

8:00 PM

Daniela Lehner / Jared Holt / Graham Johnson

21 Oct 2006 20:00 | Holywell Music Room

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) An die Hoffnung Op. 32 Der Liebende WoO139 Das Geheimnis WoO145 Neue Liebe, neues Leben Op. 75 No. 2 Mailied Op. 52 No. 4 Aus Goethe's Faust Op. 75 No. 3 Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) Er und sie Op.78 No. 2 Die Lotosblume Op. 25 No. 7 Abends am Strand Op. 45 No. 3 In der Nacht Op. 74 No. 4 Du bist wie eine Blume Op. 25 No. 24 Liebelied Op. 51 No....

Sunday 22nd October 2006

10:30 AM

Masterclass given by Graham Johnson

22 Oct 2006 10:30 | Magdalen Grove Auditorium

In the first of his three Oxford Lieder / Jesus College Visiting Artist masterclasses over the next year Graham Johnson will focus on the songs of Robert Schumann, working with five advanced duos. Graham Johnson is the first pianist to have recorded the complete songs of Schubert, and his survey of Schumann is nearly complete. Come and hear this renowned musician giving guidance to aspiring...

4:00 PM

Elizabeth Watts / Roger Vignoles

22 Oct 2006 16:00 | Holywell Music Room

Music to include: Strauss / Rachmaninov

Tuesday 24th October 2006

1:10 PM

Lunch with Schumann - Myrten, Op. 25

24 Oct 2006 13:10 | Holywell Music Room

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) - Myrten

8:00 PM

Joana Seara / Sholto Kynoch

24 Oct 2006 20:00 | Holywell Music Room

Henry Purcell (1659-1695), arr. Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) Mad Bess Fairest Isle On the brow of Richmond Hill William Walton (1902-1983) A Song for the Lord Mayor's Tablei. The Lord Mayor's Tableii. Glide Gentlyiii. Wapping Old Stairsiv. Holy Thursdayv. The Contrastvi. Rhyme INTERVAL Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Non t'accostar all'urnaGuarda, che bianca lunaMio ben ricordat...

Wednesday 25th October 2006

6:00 PM

Rush Hour Concert

25 Oct 2006 18:00 | St Michael at the North Gate

The second of our free rush-hour concerts features two outstanding Swedish musicians. Entry is absolutely free. Come and enjoy a glass of wine from 5.30. The concert will be over by 7.00. Programme to be announced. 

8:00 PM

Susan Young / Jasia Julia Nielsen / Andrew Tortise / Maciek O'Shea / Sholto Kynoch

25 Oct 2006 20:00 | Holywell Music Room

Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe (1796-1869) Gesang der Geister uber den Wassern, op.88 Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Blaue Augen hat das Madchen, from Spanisches Liebeslieder Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Wasserfahrt Ich wollt', meine Lieb' Gruss Herbstlied Sonntagsmorgen Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Drei Quartette, op.31 i.   Wechsellied zum Tanze ii.  Neckereien iii...

Thursday 26th October 2006

1:10 PM

Lunch With Schumann - Liederkreis, Op. 39

26 Oct 2006 13:10 | Holywell Music Room

Adrian Ward tenorAnnabelle Thwaite piano Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) - Liederkreis Op. 39 Songs by Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) Please note that this programme will not include Britten's Winter Words as advertised in the Festival brochure. Winter Words may now be heard in Adrian Thompson's recital at 4.00pm on Sunday 15th.

8:00 PM

James Gilchrist / Julius Drake

26 Oct 2006 20:00 | Holywell Music Room

James Gilchrist - tenor Julius Drake - piano Franz Schubert Winterreise Pre-concert talk given by Roderick Swanston 19.15-19.45

Friday 27th October 2006

8:00 PM

Sarah Fox / David Barnard

27 Oct 2006 20:00 | Holywell Music Room

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)Kantate - Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls Schopfer ehrt, K. 619 (1791)Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)Fetes Galantes Ii. En sourdineii. Fantochesiii. Clair de LuneRichard Strauss (1864 - 1949)Das RosenbandCaecilieWiegenliedAllerseelenMuttertaendeleiZueignungINTERVALRoger Quilter (1877 - 1953)My Life's DelightRalph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)Linden LeaQuil...

10:00 PM

The Art of Transcription

27 Oct 2006 22:00 | Holywell Music Room

Lithuanian virtuoso Indre Petrauskaite performs transcriptions by Franz Liszt of songs by Schubert (including songs from Winterreise, which can be heard earlier in the evening) and Schumann, as well as Wagner and Gounod. As well as sometimes being dazzling showpieces for the piano, these transcriptions also give a fascinating insight into the mind of one composer effectively interpreting th...

Saturday 28th October 2006

10:30 AM

Singing for All

28 Oct 2006 10:30 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

A workshop for adults taken by Fiona DobieCome and explore vocal freedom and beautiful easy-to-learn global harmony songs, taught by ear. This workshop is for all singers, experienced and beginners. Enjoy exploring released posture and breathing, centering using sound, freeing and strengthening our voices through wonderful a capella songs.Fiona has enjoyed a solo career spanning working with co...