Andante & Variations
27 October 2016, 17:30
- Mark Stone (Baritone)
- Richard Watkins (Horn)
- Mats Lidström (Cello)
- Tamsy Kaner (Cello)
- Bengt Forsberg (Pianist)
- Sholto Kynoch (Pianist)
A rare chance to hear Schumann's stunning Andante and Variations for horn, two cellos and two pianos, as well as the Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano and songs for voice and cello.
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.
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Robert Schumann, arranged Mats LidströmRomance in F sharp major (Op.28 no.2)
- Widmung (Op.25 no.1)
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Ferdinand Hiller (1811 - 1885)
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Andante and Variations (WoO 10)
Baritone“Mark Stone’s recital of songs by Quilter, Butterworth and Finzi was marked by his clarity of articulation and strong instinct for characterisation… The poignancy of Butterworth’s settings of A.E. Housman, as in ‘The Lads in their Hundreds’ came through. The moments when he could unleash the full operatic power of his voice were the most impressive.” Rian Evans, The Guardian Baritone Mark Stone was born in London and studied mathematics at King's College, Cambridge, and singing... Read Full Biography
HornRichard Watkins was Principal Horn of the Philharmonia Orchestra for 12 years. He is currently a member of the Nash Ensemble and a founder member of London Winds. He has appeared at many of the world’s most prestigious venues and worked with conductors such as Giulini, Sawallisch, Salonen, Slatkin, Sinopoli, Rozhdestvensky, Petrenko, Davis and Elder. He has an extensive discography and his forthcoming releases include a disc for NMC of works written for Watkins, a Wigmore Live Disc of the Britten Canticles with Mark Padmore, Britten&rs... Read Full Biography
CelloAs an international soloist and chamber musician, Mats Lidström has gained a reputation for performances of great insight and virtuosity. He has been a member of the Royal Academy of Music since 1993, currently attached to Oxford University through his solo cello position with the Oxford Philharmonic&Soloists. Mats has recorded as a soloist and chamber musician for EMI, DECCA, BIS, Deutsche Grammophon and Hyperion. His compositions include Rigoletto Fantasy for cello and orchestra, Suite Tintin for cello and piano, and Marche Triomp... Read Full Biography
CelloTamsy Kaner studied the cello at Guildhall school of music & drama with Leonard Stehn, a student of Leonard Rose. After initially working in the theatre, Tamsy has combined a career of orchestral playing (member of RSNO,RPO,BBCSO -sub principal) with teaching and chamber music concerts (London Festival of chamber music). Working with the orchestras' education & outreach programs (in Brasil, Japan and the UK) inspired Tamsy to set up her own creative workshops with two colleagues (Sigrun Saeversdottir-Griffiths & Cath Haggo) f... Read Full Biography
PianistBengt Forsberg studied at the Gothenburg School of Music and Musicology, where he first majored in organ, whereafter, in 1978, he received his diploma as piano soloist. Although he often appears as soloist with major symphony orchestras in Sweden and Scandinavia, much of his renown is focused on his work as a chamber musician, both in Sweden and abroad – as soloist as well as together with other prominent instrumentalists, such as cellists Mats Lidström and Andreas Brantelid and violinist Nils-Erik Sparf. His collaboration with... Read Full Biography
PianistSholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in chamber music and song accompaniment. In addition to a busy performance schedule and a fast-growing discography, he is the founder and director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, the UK’s most renowned song festival, which recently won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. In recent years he has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Opéra de Lille... 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...