Wunderhorn Songs: Birgid Steinberger, Stephan Loges, Sholto Kynoch
28 October 2017, 19:30
Mahler’s mature settings of the folk poetry of Des Knaben Wunderhorn are among his great achievements and are a wonderfully varied and inspiring way to conclude this year’s Festival. Oxford Lieder’s Artistic Director Sholto Kynoch is joined by sensational soprano Birgid Steinberger and renowned baritone Stephan Loges, both well known to Oxford Lieder audiences, for a complete performance of these remarkable songs.
(Please note that tonight's programme will not include songs by other composers as previously advertised)
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Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
- 1. Der Schildwache Nachtlied
- 2. Verlorne Müh’
- 3. Trost im Unglück
- 4. Wer hat das Liedlein erdacht?
- 5. Das irdische Leben
- 6. Revelge
- 7. Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt
- 8. Rheinlegendchen
- 9. Lied des Verfolgten im Turm
- 10. Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
- 11. Lob des hohen Verstandes
- 12. Der Tamboursg’sell
- 13. Es sungen drei Engel einen süssen Gesang
- 14. Urlicht
- 15. Das Himmlische Leben
SopranoBirgid Steinberger was born in Burghausen/Bavaria and received her musical training in Salzburg, Hanover and Basel. She made her operatic debut at the Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele as Despina in Così fan tutte. After an engagement at the Basel Opera, she became a soloist in the ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper and Volksoper, where she soon became an audience favourite, performing in opera and operetta with equal success. Her roles have included: Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Despina (Così fan tutte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), S... Read Full Biography
Bass BaritoneBorn in Dresden, Stephan was an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. He has given recitals throughout the world, including regular appearances at Wigmore Hall, London as well as Carnegie Hall, New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vienna Konzerthaus, Klavierfestival Ruhr, La Monnaie Brussels, Musée d’Orsay Paris, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Santiago de Compostela, BBC Radio 3 and the Vocal Arts Series in Washington with pianists Roger Vignoles, Simon Lepper, Iain Burnside, Alexander Schmalcz, Eugene Ast... Read Full Biography
PianistSholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in chamber music and song accompaniment. In addition to a busy performance schedule and a fast-growing discography, he is the founder and director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, the UK’s most renowned song festival, which recently won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. In recent years he has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Opéra de Lille... Read Full Biography
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