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Lyrisches Intermezzo

16 October 2016, 13:45 - 15:00


This event will be broadcast from Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

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A chance to hear Heinrich Heine's complete Lyrisches Intermezzo, his collection of poetry which inspired so many songs. Celebrated Austrian actor Cornelius Obonya - known in particular for his portrayal of Hoffmannsthal's Jedermann ('Everyman') at the Salzburg Festival - reads the collection, with Schumann's settings interspersed, performed in the order in which they appear in Heine's original. We thus hear all the songs of Dichterliebe, including the four songs that Schumann chose to leave out of the cycle on publication. Austrian baritone Klemens Sander makes a welcome return to the Festival after his memorable recitals in 2013 and at the 2014 Schubert Project.

This recital lasts 75 minutes, without interval.

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Klemens Sander

Klemens Sander


The Upper Austria native and St. Florianer boys choir alumnus Klemens Sander studied vocal performance at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Helena Lazarska and Robert Holl. His broad career led him to the Vienna Volksoper and Theater an der Wien, the New National Theatre in Tokyo, Luxembourg’s Grand Theatre, the Opéra de Dijon, the Operas in Limoges, Caen, Chemnitz and Leipzig as well as Neue Oper Wien and the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, singing lead roles including Onegin, Papageno, Don Giovan... Read Full Biography
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Cornelius Obonya

Cornelius Obonya


Cornelius Obonya was born on March 29th, 1969 in Vienna, Austria. His parents are Elisabeth Orth-Obonya and Hanns Obonya (died 1978), his grandparents on my mother´s side were Paula Wessely and Attila Hörbiger, on his father´s side Marianne and Alois Obonya. At the age of 17, he joined the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar to study acting, left it after one year and worked with Gerhard Bronner. Bronner was one of the important people in his professional and private life , like Emmy Werner, former managing director of the Volk... Read Full Biography
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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

This event is part of a series:

The Schumann Project

The Schumann Project: 14-29 October 2016 The fifteenth Oxford Lieder Festival will be the Schumann Project, a unique survey of Schumann's complete songs. The Schumann Project will explore Schumann's life and times, his friends and contemporaries, his influences and his legacies, and his literary and artistic interests. This two-week feast of song will feature Oxford Lieder's trad...

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