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Schubert and Brahms: Birgid Steinberger & Julius Drake

18 October 2016, 19:30


Concert


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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St
Oxford
OX1 3BN



We are thrilled that soprano Birgid Steinberger will return to the Festival with pianist Julius Drake. Their programme includes settings of Goethe in songs by Schubert, who Schumann revered. In the second half, they explore the songs of Schumann's great friend Johannes Brahms, whose songs are sometime unjustly neglected but are heard here in the hands of one of the great lieder singers and most renowned pianists.

Please note a change to the previously advertised programme: there will be no songs by Hugo Wolf in tonight's programme.

Festal supper will be available from 6:30pm every evening (except Thursday 20th). Enjoy a delicious hot main meal and side dish between the afternoon and evening recitals for just £11. Our food partners this year are the Vaults & Garden Café, The Oxford University Club, and St Stephen’s House. Please book by midnight the day before by clicking here.

See your name (or that of a dedicatee) alongside the Schumann song of your choice and help ensure the future of Oxford Lieder by sponsoring a song from £25. Thank you.


Artist Portrait

Birgid Steinberger

Birgid Steinberger

Soprano

Birgid Steinberger was born in Burghausen/Bavaria and received her musical training in Salzburg, Hanover and Basel. She made her operatic debut at the Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele as Despina in Così fan tutte. After an engagement at the Basel Opera, she became a soloist in the ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper and Volksoper, where she soon became an audience favourite, performing in opera and operetta with equal success. Her roles have included: Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Despina (Così fan tutte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), S... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Julius Drake

Julius Drake

Pianist

The “collaborative pianist nonpareil” (The New Yorker) Julius Drake lives in London and enjoys an international reputation as one of the finest instrumentalists in his field, collaborating with many of the world’s leading artists, both in recital and on disc. He appears regularly at all the major music centres and festivals: the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Munich, Schubertiade, and Salzburg Music Festivals; Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Centre New York; The Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and Philarmonie, Berlin; the Châtale... 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...