Schubert and Brahms: Birgid Steinberger & Julius Drake
18 October 2016, 19:30
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.
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Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Auf dem See (D543)
- Der Fischer (D225)
- An den Mond (D296)
- Wandrers Nachtlied II (D768)
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Nähe des Geliebten (D162)
- Gretchen am Spinnrade (D118)
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Mignons Gesang „Kennst du das Land?“ (D321)
- Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt „Lied der Mignon“ (D877/4)
- Heiss mich nicht reden „Lied der Mignon“ (D877/2)
- So lasst mich scheinen „Lied der Mignon“ (D877/3)
- ~~~ Interval ~~~
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)Der Schmied (Op.19 no.4)
- Des Liebsten Schwur (Op.69 no.4)
- Ständchen (Op.106 no.1)
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)Mädchenlied (Op.85 no.3)
- Das Mädchen spricht (Op.107 no.3)
- Mädchenlied (Op.107 no.5) from Fünf Lieder
- Mädchenfluch (Op.69 no.9)
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)All' mein Gedanken (WoO 33 no.30) from 49 Deutsche Volkslieder
- Schwesterlein, schwesterlein, wann gehn wir (WoO 33 no.15) from 49 Deutsche Volkslieder
- Feinsliebchen, du sollst mir nicht barfuss gehn (WoO 33 no.12) from 49 Deutsche Volkslieder
- Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund (WoO 33 no.25) from 49 Deutsche Volkslieder
- Die Sonne scheint nicht mehr (WoO 33 no.5) from 49 Deutsche Volkslieder
- Da unten im Tale (WoO 33 no.6) from 49 Deutsche Volkslieder
- In stiller Nacht (WoO 33 no.42) from 49 Deutsche Volkslieder
SopranoBirgid 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
PianistThe 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:
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...