Maria Forsström & Sholto Kynoch
10 March 2018, 20:00 - 22:00
Please note that Katharina Ruckgaber is unwell and has regretfully had to withdraw from this concert. We are very grateful to Maria Forsström for stepping in at short notice.
Swedish mezzo-soprano Maria Forsström is well-known to Oxford Lieder audiences, most recently appearing in the 2017 Festival, when she gave a stunning recital of songs by Sibelius and Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder. On Saturday, Maria Forsström and Sholto Kynoch will present a programme of Schubert, Wolf, and Mahler, followed by Grieg and various Swedish composers.
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Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Frühlingsglaube (D686)
- Im Frühling (D882)
- Im Abendrot (D799)
Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903)Mignon I (no.5) from Goethe-Lieder
- Mignon II (no.6) from Goethe-Lieder
- Mignon III (no.7) from Goethe-Lieder
- Mignon from Goethe-Lieder
Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)Der Schildwache Nachtlied from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
- Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
- Rheinlegendchen from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
- ~~~ Interval ~~~
Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)Møte (Op.67 no.4) from Haugtussa
- Killingdans (Op.67 no.6) from Haugtussa
- Ved Gjætle-Bekken (Op.67 no.8) from Haugtussa
- Lauf der Welt (Op 48) from Sechs Lieder
- Zur Rosenzeit (Op 48) from Sechs Lieder
- Ein Traum (Op 48) from Sechs Lieder
Mezzo-sopranoMaria Forsström was born in Gothenburg on the Swedish West coast. She is a singer of broad perspectives; being equally at ease at a Lieder recital and in the great symphonic repertoire as on the opera stage. She is much appreciated for her Mahler interpretations and her joy of exploring different musical styles. Her repertoire spans from early Baroque over Mozart and Verdi to 20th century composers such as Luciano Berio and Benjamin Britten. An accomplished church organist and pianist, Maria Forsström graduated first as a church... 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
This event is part of a series:
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.