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The Distant Beloved: James Newby & Eugene Asti

24 October 2017, 13:10


Lunchtime Recital

Lunchtime


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Headington School: The Hall

Headington Road, Oxford, OX3 7TD



James Newby, joint winner of last year's Kathleen Ferrier Awards, performs some of Mahler's songs from the 1880s alongside Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte, the first true song cycle.


Programme


Artist Portrait

James Newby

James Newby

Baritone

24-year-old British baritone James Newby is the winner of the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award. That same year he was the recipient of the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Voice Fellowship, and in 2015 was awarded the Richard Tauber Prize (for best interpretation of a Schubert Lied) and overall Third Prize at the Wigmore Hall/Kohn International Song Competition. In 2017 he was awarded the Trinity Gold Medal by the board of Trinity Laban Conservatoire and has also been awarded the OAE Rising Stars prize for the 2017-2018 season. After initia... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Eugene Asti

Eugene Asti

Pianist

Eugene Asti studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, where he currently teaches. One of the foremost accompanists of his generation, Eugene has performed with artists including Dame Felicity Lott, Dame Sarah Connolly, Sir Willard White, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Bryn Terfel, Angelika Kirchschlager and the late Dame Margaret Price in venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Barbican, London; the Musikverein, Vienna; Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg; the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; the K... 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 - ...