Poetry Declaimed: Benjamin Appl & Gary Matthewman
20 October 2016, 13:10
Schumann's handful of settings of Schiller stand alongside two of his 'Declamation Ballads', Schumann's innovative take on setting poetry with music, performed by two stars of the new generation.
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Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Die Götter Griechenlands (D677)
- Gruppe aus dem Tartarus (D583)
- An Emma (D113)
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Die Flüchtlinge (Op. 122 no.2) from Zwei Balladen, declamations
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)In der Fremde (Op. 3 no.5) from Sechs Gesänge
- Parole (Op. 7 no.2)
- Anklänge (Op. 7 no.3)
- Mondnacht (WoO 21)
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Ballade vom Haideknaben (Op. 122 no.1) from Zwei Balladen, declamations
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Frühlingsfahrt (Op. 45 no.2) from Romanzen und Balladen, i
- Der Einsiedler (Op. 83 no.3) from Drei Gesänge
- Der frohe Wandersmann (Op. 77 no.1) from Lieder und Gesänge, iii
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
BaritoneHailed as ‘the most promising of today’s up-and-coming song recitalists’ (Financial Times), baritone Benjamin Appl is celebrated by audiences and critics alike for a voice that ‘belongs to the last of the old great masters of song’ with ‘an almost infinite range of colours’ (Suddeutsche Zeitung), ‘exacting attention to text’ (New York Times), and artistry that’s described as ‘unbearably moving’ (The Times). Named Gramophone Award Young Artist of the Year in 2016, Appl wa... 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...