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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 pianist 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: the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Munich, Schubertiade and Salzburg Music Festivals; Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Centre, New York; the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and BBC Proms, London. Julius Drake’s many recordings include a widely acclaimed series with Gerald Finley for H... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

2014 Festival: The Schubert Project

The Schubert Project will be the biggest ever celebration of the life and music of Franz Schubert. At its core is the UK's first ever complete performance of Schubert's songs, alongside a host of other works. Bringing Schubert’s Vienna to Oxford in a dazzling feast of music, art, theatre, food & drink, this three-week festival is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to immerse you...