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Winterreise: Roman Trekel & Michael Dussek

16 October 2017, 19:30


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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St
Oxford
OX1 3BN



An eagerly-anticipated Festival debut for the renowned German baritone Roman Trekel, joined this evening by pianist Michael Dussek. Schubert's Winterreise is no less striking now than it was for Schubert's friends in 1827, and it has fascinated and influenced so many other song composers ever since.

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Winterriese (Wilhem Müller), D911

Listen to Roman Trekel singing 'Der Lindenbaum' from Winterreise:


Artist Portrait

Roman Trekel

Roman Trekel

Baritone

Roman Trekel has established himself as one of the most sought-after baritones. He received his musical education in Berlin starting his career at the Berlin State Opera and has been a principal singer of this company ever since. His repertoire includes roles such as Wolfram/Tannhäuser, Posa/Don Carlos, Count/Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Alfonso/Cosi fan tutte, Beckmesser/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Kurwenal/Tristan und Isolde, Amfortas/Parsifal, Faust/ Doktor Faust and Wozzeck/Wozzeck. He has performed with the leading opera hou... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Michael Dussek

Michael Dussek

Pianist

Michael made his Wigmore Hall debut in 1980, where he was described as “a real find”. In 1981 his duos with his wife, cellist Margaret Powell and oboist Douglas Boyd were both winners of the Greater London Arts Association. Subsequently, as a member of three chamber ensembles, the Dussek Piano Trio, Endymion and Primavera, Michael has been privileged to work with many of Britain's finest instrumentalists, performing regularly in concert venues and festivals throughout the country and broadcasting frequently for BBC Radio 3. R... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

The Last of the Romantics - Mahler and fin-de-siècle Vienna

Please click here to view the full Festival brochure.    Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century was a vibrant melting pot for music and the arts. Whirling waltzes sat alongside gargantuan symphonies. The height of romanticism had been reached but was nearly exhausted and on the brink of a whole new musical language. Tradition - with Brahms a holder of the torch - ...