Sonnets in Song: Daniel Norman & Christopher Gould
25 October 2018, 13:05 - 14:00
Oxford OX1 3BN
Daniel Norman and Christopher Gould, known as a superb and insightful duo, explore the role of the sonnet in song: a great meeting of poetry and music. Their programme ranges from settings of Petrarch by Schubert and Liszt, to Britten’s ecstatic settings of Michelangelo, to Parry’s little known collection of sonnets by Shakespeare.
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Sonett III (D630)
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Hubert Parry (1848 - 1918)
John Dankworth (1927 - 2010)Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974)My love is as a fever (Sonnet 147)
Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)Pace non trovo
TenorDaniel Norman was a choral scholar at New College Oxford, where he read Engineering. He went on to study in the US and Canada and at the Royal Academy of Music. Concert performances have included Wozzeck with Daniel Harding and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Evangelist in Bach St John Passion at the Royal Festival Hall, Tippett A Child of Our Time with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia, Britten Les Illuminations and Mozart Requiem with Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic, Britten Nocturne with Edward Gardner, ... Read Full Biography
PianistChristopher Gould read music at Clare College, Cambridge before taking up a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music to study accompaniment with John Streets, Malcolm Martineau and Gareth Hancock, supported by The Countess of Munster Musical Trust. On graduating he was awarded the Her Royal Princess Alice’s Prize for outstanding contribution to the Royal Academy of Music and in 2001 he was made an Associate. He was the first young pianist to receive an award from The Geoffrey Parsons Trust in 1996; this was followed by the first prize... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
The 17th Oxford Lieder Festival will celebrate a rich tapestry of music, words and performance in European song. Our Grand Tour of song will showcase the pinnacles of the repertoire while exploring wider cultural and geographical influences. International stars, prize-winning young artists and a wide range of concerts and other related events will take us on this beguiling journey. View the ...