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Lyrisches Intermezzo

16 October 2016, 13:45 - 15:00


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Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

St Hilda's College,


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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Artist Portrait

Klemens Sander

Klemens Sander


Winner of the Richard Tauber Prize, the International Schumann Competition Zwickau and the International Vocal Competition ’s-Hertogenbosch, Klemens Sander has received several distinctions for his devotion to the classical lied. He has performed as a concert soloist and Lied performer at Wiener Musikverein and Wiener Konzerthaus, Salzburg Festival, Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Berlin Philharmonie, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, London Wigmore Hall, Philharmo... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

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
Artist Portrait

Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch


Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in chamber music and song accompaniment. In addition to a busy performance schedule and a fast-growing discography, he is the founder and director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, the UK’s most renowned song festival, which recently won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. In recent years he has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Opéra de Lille... 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...