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Across Borders: Ben Johnson & James Baillieu

25 October 2017, 13:10


Lunchtime Recital

Lunchtime


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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St
Oxford
OX1 3BN



These two superb artists, both stars of the new generation, perform early songs by Mahler and explore contemporaneous developments in English song through Elgar, Parry and others, who fell under many of the same influences while finding their own different and individual voices.


Programme


Artist Portrait

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Tenor

Acclaimed tenor Ben Johnson represented England in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 and won the Audience Prize. A former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and 2008 winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award, Johnson was formerly an English National Opera Harewood Artist and a Wigmore Hall Emerging Talent. Recent operatic highlights include Eisenstein Die Fledermaus and Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, both for Opera Holland Park, as well as a celebrated run as Alfredo La Traviata, Tamino Die Zauberflöte, and Nemorino L’elisir d’am... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

James Baillieu

James Baillieu

Pianist

An accomplished chamber musician, soloist and accompanist, James’ partnerships include Lawrence Power, the Heath Quartet, Mark Padmore, Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Pumeza Matshikiza and Marcus Farnsworth. Venues include Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, Bridgewater Hall, National Concert Hall Dublin and the Bergen, Spitalfields, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Bath, St Magnus, Norfolk & Norwich, Brighton, Verbier and Aix-en-Provence Festivals. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Uls... 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 - ...