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La Bonne Chanson: Mark Padmore & Imogen Cooper

19 October 2017, 19:30


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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St
Oxford
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A detour from our Viennese theme sees this phenomenal pairing of artists perform songs by Schumann (including the Eichendorff Liederkreis) and Hahn, concluding with Fauré's uplifting cycle La bonne Chanson.


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Mark Padmore

Mark Padmore

Tenor

Mark Padmore has established an international career in opera, concert and recital. In the opera house recent work has included the leading roles in Harrison Birtwistle The Corridor and The Cure at the Aldeburgh Festival and Linbury Theatre, Covent Garden; Captain Vere in Britten Billy Budd and Evangelist in a staging of St Matthew Passion for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Third Angel/John in George Benjamin Written on Skin with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Future projects include new works written for him by Tansy Davies and Thomas Lar... Read Full Biography
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Imogen Cooper

Imogen Cooper

Pianist

IMOGEN COOPER Piano Regarded as one of the finest interpreters of Classical and Romantic repertoire, Imogen Cooper is internationally renowned for her virtuosity and lyricism. Recent and future concerto performances include the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle, Sydney Symphony with Simone Young and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Thomas Dausgaard. This season she will perform lieder recitals with Mark Padmore, including at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and a series of solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall in L... 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 - ...