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Stephan Loges & Eugene Asti: Brahms songs

09 March 2018, 19:30 - 21:10


Concert

Evening


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Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

St Hilda's College,
Oxford



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.

After tonight’s concert, Friends of Oxford Lieder are invited to an informal reception. Please click here to find out more about supporting the work of Oxford Lieder.

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Artist Portrait

Stephan Loges

Stephan Loges

Bass Baritone

Born 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
Artist Portrait

Eugene Asti

Eugene Asti

Pianist

Eugene Asti studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York with Jeannette Haien where he earned his B.Mus. and M.A. and subsequently studied piano accompaniment with Graham Johnson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Eugene currently teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is Vocal Accompaniment Coordinator at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and regularly gives masterclasses both in the UK and abroad. One of the foremost accompanists of his generation, he has performed with many great... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Natasha Loges

Natasha Loges

Speaker

Natasha 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

This event is part of a series:

2018 Spring Weekend of Song

The 2018 Spring Weekend of Song  is a mid-year mini Festival, full of great music and events and with much of the special atmosphere of the main Festival. Three world-class evening recitals are surrounded and complemented by the audition recitals for the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Programme, study events and masterclasses.