Schumann & Loewe
25 October 2016, 13:10
Maria Forsström and Matti Hirvonen gave a stunning recital in 2014 and we are delighted that they are able to return this year in a programme including Schumann's Romanzen und Ballanden and Carl Loewe's Frauenliebe und -leben, written four years before Schumann's version.
Why not purchase a Lunchtime Pass? This pass gives access to all ten lunchtime recitals, weekdays at 1:10pm, for £100. The price includes a discount and provides access to popular recitals which have sold out, such as Roderick Williams on Monday the 24th of October and Dame Felicity Lott on Wednesday the 26th. Click here to purchase.
Carl Loewe (1796 - 1869)
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Die Löwenbraut (Op. 31 no.1) from Drei Gesänge
- Die Kartenlegerin (Op. 31 no.2) from Drei Gesänge
- Die rote Hanne (Op. 31 no.3) from Drei Gesänge
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Blondels Lied (Op. 53 no.1) from Romanzen und Balladen, iii
- Loreley (Op.53 no.2) from Romanzen und Balladen, iii
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Die Soldatenbraut (Op. 64 no.1) from Romanzen und Balladen, iv
- Das verlassene Mägdlein (Op. 64 no.2) from Romanzen und Balladen, iv
Mezzo-sopranoMaria Forsström was born in Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden. She is equally at ease at a Lieder recital and in the symphonic repertoire as on the opera stage, and is much appreciated for her Mahler interpretations and for the deep joy she finds in exploring different musical styles. Her repertoire spans from early Baroque to 20th-century composers, such as Luciano Berio and Benjamin Britten. Maria graduated first at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm as an organist, choir conductor and pianist. She then pursued Early Mus... Read Full Biography
PianistMatti Hirvonen lives in Stockholm. His career as a song pianist began at the invitation of the famous soprano Elisabeth Söderström, and he now performs Lieder regularly with Nina Stemme, Hillevi Martinpelto, Miah persson, camilla Nylund, Katarina Karnéus, Angelika Kirschschlager, Anna Larsson, Iréne Theorin, Håkan Hagegård, Bo Skovhus, Andreas Schmidt, Peter Mattei, Wolfgang Holzmair among many others. A regular guest at European festivals including Edinburgh, Grafenegg, Aix-en Provence and Schleswig-Ho... 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...