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Sarah Walker: Song Cycle

19 October 2016, 14:30 - 17:00


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In a public masterclass, world-renowned mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker leads four talented young duos through Schumann's Eichendorff Liederkreis, Op.39. Those who remember her survey of Winterreise in 2014 will not want to miss this illuminating afternoon, studying not only the songs themselves, but the art of performance and the challenges in performing a song cycle.

The Liederkreis itself, one of Schumann's masterpieces, will also be heard in the concert at 7.30pm this evening. Or add yourself to the waiting list for Felicity Lott's performance on 26th October.

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Sarah Walker CBE

Sarah Walker CBE


Recognised as an artist of international standing on opera stages and concert platforms world-wide, Sarah Walker initially studied violin at the Royal College of Music, London. However singing soon became an overriding passion and she began taking lessons with the legendary Hungarian teacher, Madame Vera Rozsa, with whom she worked for the whole of her career, building up an extraordinarily wide repertoire ranging from the music of Bach and the Baroque to composers, such as Berio and Boulez, and is now working with exciting young, twenty-fir... Read Full Biography

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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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