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The End of Romanticism: Caitlin Hulcup & Lada Valesová

20 October 2017, 13:10



This programme features songs from the very height of Romanticism: richly tonal early Schoenberg, Berg’s Seven Early Songs and songs by Zemlinsky and Korngold. Mezzo Caitlin Hulcup, recently described as ‘magnificent’ by the Guardian, and pianist Lada Valešová also include a handful of songs by Egon Wellesz, an Austrian Jewish émigré composer who settled in Oxford in 1938, becoming a fellow of Lincoln College and a major influence on the study of music in the city.


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Caitlin Hulcup

Caitlin Hulcup

Mezzo soprano

Caitlin Hulcup has appeared at leading opera houses internationally, including the Wiener Staatsoper, Berliner Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Teatro Real Madrid, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, La Monnaie, Theater an der Wien, Bolshoi Theatre and Palau de les Arts Valencia. Concert highlights include performances at the BBC Proms, and with the Wiener Akademie, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Academy... Read Full Biography
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Lada Valešová

Lada Valešová

Pianist

Lada Valešová’s debut CD of Czech piano music, 'Intimate Studies', followed by her second album, 'Dumka' on the label Avie Records have received universal international critical acclaim. These were followed by 'Fata Morgana: Song by Pavel Haas' in 2017 on Resonus Classics, which was nomined for the BBC Music Magazine Award in the Vocal and Choral Category and won the title 'Europadisc Album of the Year'. The album offers an in-depth exploration of vocal chamber music by Czech Jewish comp... 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 - ...

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