Stephan Loges & Eugene Asti: Brahms songs
09 March 2018, 19:30 - 21:10
St Hilda's College,
After his thrilling Mahler performance on the last night of the 2017 Oxford Lieder Festival, we are delighted to welcome back bass-baritone Stephan Loges, with renowned pianist Eugene Asti, for an evening of songs by Johannes Brahms. These glorious works will be introduced by Natasha Loges, whose new book Brahms and his Poets has just been released. Brahms’s astonishing melodic gifts shine through in his songs, but a reappraisal of his acute sensitivity to texts and the art of settings words to music is long overdue.
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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
PianistEugene 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
SpeakerNatasha Loges is Head of Postgraduate Studies at the Royal College of Music, London. She gained her BMus in piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, her MMus at King’s College London, and her PhD at the Royal Academy of Music, University of London, entitled Text and Context in Brahms’s Lieder. She has supervised doctoral theses on topics ranging from Schumann’s piano music to Schoenberg’s songs. Natasha broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, including Record Review, Composer of the Week and Building a Library, and she... Read Full Biography
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This event is part of a series:
The Schumann Project: 14-29 October 2016 The fifteenth Oxford Lieder Festival will be the Schumann Project, a unique survey of Schumann's complete songs. The Schumann Project will explore Schumann's life and times, his friends and contemporaries, his influences and his legacies, and his literary and artistic interests. This two-week feast of song will feature Oxford Lieder's trad...