A Carnival of Pianos: Schumann's early songs
14 October 2016, 10:30 - 11:00
Although Schumann was not to write any further songs until 1840, these early songs (dating from 1827-1828) already show a remarkable depth and concision. Tenor Stuart Jackson joins Oxford Lieder's Artistic Director, Sholto Kynoch, for a rare performance of these works, setting the scene for the Festival.
This 30-minute concert is preceded by a talk given by Professor Nicholas Marston of King's College, Cambridge. The talk begins at 10am, also in the Holywell, and is free to Festival ticket holders.
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Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Sehnsucht (WoO121 no.1) from 11 songs
- Hirtenknabe (WoO10 no.4) from 11 songs
- Lied für XXX
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Die Weinende (WoO121 no.2) from 11 songs
- Erinnerung (WoO121 no.3) from 11 songs
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Kurzes Erwachen (WoO121 no.4) from 11 songs
- Im Herbste from 11 songs
- Gesanges Erwachen (WoO121 no.5) from 11 songs
- An Anna I (WoO121 no.6) from 11 songs
- An Anna II from 11 songs
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Ein Gedanke (WoO26 no.1)
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
TenorStuart was a choral scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, studying Biological Sciences, before completing his training at the Royal Academy of Music in 2013 where he studied with Ryland Davies. In 2011, aged 25 and the youngest finalist, Stuart won second prize at the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and as a keen recitalist, has appeared at Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and St John’s Smith Square, London and at Oxford's Holywell Room. Stuart was a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 2013, singing in a n... 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...