1st October - 1st November 2005
The Annual Oxford Lieder Festival, bringing song to the heart of Oxford
Saturday 15th October 2005
15 Oct 2005 20:00 | Holywell Music RoomBy a happy coincidence, this year's opening concert is also the 50th recital that Oxford Lieder has brought to the city and it is a particular pleasure on such a special occasion to welcome both winners of the Rosenblatt Recital Prize (only established in 2003). Ailish Tynan and Andrew Kennedy are also both BBC New Generation Artists, and they are joined by the renowned pianist Iain Burnside, w...
Sunday 16th October 2005
16 Oct 2005 11:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music BuildingRobin Bowman is the Head of Vocal Studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He will give a masterclass for selected singer/ pianist duos who are studying at a high level on French, German and English song repertoire. Members of the public are most welcome to observe this class. Observer tickets £3 per session on the door only.
Monday 17th October 2005
17 Oct 2005 00:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music BuildingSchubert Schwanengesang and songs by Poulenc & Warlock Swedish baritone Håkan Vramsmo took second prize at the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in 1999 and in 2000 was selected as a YCAT artist. Since then he has given recitals at venues all over Europe, including recitals at Wigmore Hall with Graham Johnson and Iain Burnside. Clinton Cormany was also the winner of the acc...
Tuesday 18th October 2005
18 Oct 2005 00:00 | Holywell Music RoomBoth graduates of the Royal Academy of Music, Nicholas Mulroy and Deirdre Brenner will present a programme of songs by Schubert, Barber and Strauss. Nicholas has previously given two outstanding recitals in the Oxford Song Evening series.
Wednesday 19th October 2005
19 Oct 2005 20:00 | Holywell Music RoomJasia Julia Nielsen is a founder member of Oxford Lieder, and has given numerous performances at the Festival, as well as recitals and opera performances elsewhere in the UK and Europe. She is joined by Simon Lepper, past winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards accompanist's prize, and the Prometheus Piano Trio in a programme featuring songs and chamber music by Mahler, Viardot and Beethove...
Thursday 20th October 2005
20 Oct 2005 20:00 | New College Ante ChapelSEQUENZA is a professional ensemble, devoted to programming contemporary and traditional repertoire side by side. In the stunning setting of New College Ante-chapel this programme includes two of Schubert and Mozart's most popular works (The Shepherd on the Rock & the Flute Quartet in D), alongside one of the seminal works of the twentieth century, Schönberg's Pierrot Lunaire, ...
Friday 21st October 2005
21 Oct 2005 20:00 | Holywell Music RoomJonathan Lemalu is one of the most sort-after artists of his generation. Since winning the joint first prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards in 2002, he has performed in opera houses and concert halls around the world with many leading orchestras and conductors. His debut recital disc, with pianist Roger Vignoles, won the Gramophone Debut Disc of the Year Award in 2002.
Saturday 22nd October 2005
22 Oct 2005 20:00 | Holywell Music RoomSchumann's Op. 39 Liederkreis will form the centre of this evening's programme, and no performer is in a better position to show it in its best light than baritone Olaf Bär, whose recording of the work with the late Geoffrey Parsons is considered 'definitive'. Julius Drake is one of the country's leading accompanists, and is welcomed back to the Festival after his three memorable appearan...
Sunday 23rd October 2005
23 Oct 2005 19:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music BuildingThis evening's concert is something new for the Festival, looking back to the glories of Renaissance music in England and Italy. Catrine Kirkman and Iestyn Morris both studied at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, also specialising in Early Music, and they are joined by three of the UK's most promising young continuo players.N.B. Earlier start time: 7.00pm
Tuesday 25th October 2005
25 Oct 2005 20:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music BuildingAnna Stéphany and Jonathan Beatty took first prize and the accompanist's prize at this year's Kathleen Ferrier Awards, and Anna went on to win the Guildhall Gold Medal at the Barbican in London only a week later. Their programme this evening will revolve around the ancient craft of storytelling, with songs by Schubert, Mahler, Haydn, Grainger and Ravel.
Wednesday 26th October 2005
26 Oct 2005 20:00 | Christ Church CathedralRoderick Williams' recent Naxos release of Finzi songs has received universal acclaim, and tonight he will perform one of Finzi's greatest song cycles, Earth, Air and Rain, as well as Schumann's Op.24 Liederkreis (to poems by Heine). Andrew West is in great demand as a soloist, chamber musician and song accompanist. He has been involved in this year's Wigmore Hall celebrations of the Michael ...
Thursday 27th October 2005
27 Oct 2005 20:00 | Holywell Music RoomSince winning the Lieder Prize at Cardiff Singer of the World in 1997, Christopher Maltman has given recitals in many of the world's most prestigious concert halls. He has recorded discs in Hyperion's series of the complete songs of Schubert (Winterreise) and Schumann with renowned accompanist Graham Johnson, who we welcome back to the Festival after his wonderful recital with Geraldine McGree...
Friday 28th October 2005
28 Oct 2005 20:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music BuildingOxford Lieder founders Susan Young (winner of the 2001 Oxford Music Festival Song Recital Prize) & Maciek O'Shea (winner of the 2005 Thames Valley Young Musicians' Platform) are joined by acclaimed pianist Iain Farrington. Their programme focuses on Schumann's most substantial cycle, Myrthen, written as a wedding gift for his wife Clara. It is rarely heard in its complete form, requiring as...
Saturday 29th October 2005
29 Oct 2005 20:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music BuildingThe final concert of this year's Oxford Lieder Festival will be an unforgettable evening. Stephan Loges, a previous winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition, returns to the Festival with Sarah Connolly and Eugene Asti. The three of them have recorded together in Hyperion's complete songs of Mendelssohn, and Sarah Connolly's and Eugene Asti's recent recitals at the Wigmore an...