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2005 Festival

1st October - 1st November 2005

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

Saturday 15th October 2005

Sunday 16th October 2005

12:00 AM

Lucy Crowe / John Reid

16 Oct 2005 00:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Programme to include songs by Schubert, Strauss, Debussy and WaltonAs well as winning second prize at this year's Kathleen Ferrier Awards, Lucy Crowe's blossoming career has included recitals at The Wigmore Hall and other prestigious venues around the UK and abroad. She has recently sung the role of Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro for Garsington Opera. John Reid has won almost every m...

11:00 AM

Masterclass with Robin Bowman

16 Oct 2005 11:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Robin 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

12:00 AM

Hakan Vramsmo / Clinton Cormany

17 Oct 2005 00:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Schubert 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

12:00 AM

Susanna Andersson / Norbert Meyn / Sholto Kynoch

18 Oct 2005 00:00 | Holywell Music Room

"Theatre of Song"This evening's programme will feature a rich variety of composers from Mozart to Wolf, via Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn, in an exploration of Enlightenment ideals of declamation and gesture. The first half of the concert will include songs by late-eighteenth century composers Reichardt and Zelter, both friends of Goethe, and the songs will be semi-staged bas...

12:00 AM

Nicholas Mulroy / Deirdre Brenner

18 Oct 2005 00:00 | Holywell Music Room

Both 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

8:00 PM

Jasia Julia Nielsen / Simon Lepper / Prometheus Piano Trio

19 Oct 2005 20:00 | Holywell Music Room

Jasia 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

1:10 PM

Sara Jonsson / Elizabeth Burgess

20 Oct 2005 13:10 | Holywell Music Room

Swedish soprano Sara Jonnson and Elizabeth Burgess are both Oxford-based and have given many recitals in the city, notably an acclaimed Mahler series.They will perform songs from Sara's native Sweden alongside works by Fauré, Boulanger & Roussel.

8:00 PM

Sequenza / Dominic Grier / Nina Bennet

20 Oct 2005 20:00 | New College Ante Chapel

SEQUENZA 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

8:00 PM

Jonathan Lemalu / Sholto Kynoch

21 Oct 2005 20:00 | Holywell Music Room

Jonathan 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

11:00 AM

Masterclass with Sarah Walker

22 Oct 2005 11:00 | Holywell Music Room

As well as her unrivalled reputation as a performer, mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker is also renowned for her exceptional masterclasses. This class will be for advanced duos working on song repertoire, and will doubtless offer a fascinating insight into the preparation of this repertoire to observers.Observer tickets £3 per session on the door only.

8:00 PM

Olaf Bär / Julius Drake

22 Oct 2005 20:00 | Holywell Music Room

Schumann'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

2:00 PM

Adult workshop with Fiona Dobie

23 Oct 2005 14:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

SINGING FOR ALLA workshop for Adults, taken by Fiona DobieCome and explore vocal freedom and beautiful easy-to-learn global harmony songs. 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...

7:00 PM

Catrine Kirkman / Iestyn Morris / Richard Sweeney / Caroline Ritchie / Joseph McHardy

23 Oct 2005 19:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

This 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

1:10 PM

Lucie Spickova / Daniel Swain

25 Oct 2005 13:10 | Holywell Music Room

Czech mezzo-soprano Lucie Spickova and Daniel Swain studied and worked together at The Royal Academy of Music.  Their programme today will include songs by DvoYák, Martino and Janáek sung in the original Czech, a rare treat.

8:00 PM

Anna Stéphany / Jonathan Beatty

25 Oct 2005 20:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Anna 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

8:00 PM

Roderick Williams / Andrew West

26 Oct 2005 20:00 | Christ Church Cathedral

Roderick 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

1:10 PM

Maya Kasir / Marc Verter

27 Oct 2005 13:10 | Holywell Music Room

Maya Kasir and Marc Verter studied at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama and have participated in the Young Songmaker's Almanac.  Their programme takes us on a journey from Spain (Rodrigo), to England (Bridge, Quilter) via France (Poulenc) and Germany (Wolf, Schubert).

8:00 PM

Christopher Maltman / Graham Johnson

27 Oct 2005 20:00 | Holywell Music Room

Since 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

8:00 PM

Susan Young / Maciek O'Shea / Iain Farrington

28 Oct 2005 20:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Oxford 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

2:00 PM

The Crocodile

29 Oct 2005 14:00 | Holywell Music Room

Llywelyn Ap Myrddin is a composition student at The Guildhall School of Music, where his hilarious new chamber opera was recently heard for the first time.  Based on a story by Dostoyevsky, this is an exceptionally entertaining, innovative and accessible work, highly recommended to all.