Strauss, Debussy & Schumann: Louise Alder, Stef van Herten & Sholto Kynoch
15 October 2018, 19:30
One of Debussy’s major song cycles, the Ariettes oubliées, sits alongside songs by Strauss and Schumann, plus works for horn and voice by Strauss, Saint-Saëns, Donizetti and others. Louise Alder, fresh from winning the Audience Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, gave a sensational performance at the opening night of last year’s Festival, hailed by the Spectator for her ‘rapt intensity and vivid emotional storytelling’. She is joined by renowned horn player Stef van Herten, a member of the orchestra of the prestigious Oper Frankfurt.
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Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)Larghetto from Six Mélodies for horn and piano
Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Romance in A minor (Op. 94 no.1)
Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)Zueignung (Op.10 no.1)
- Nichts (Op.10 no.2)
- Befreit (Op.39 no.4)
- Ständchen (Op.17 no.2) from Six Songs Op.17
- Alphorn (TrV64)
- ~~~ Interval ~~~
Conradin Kreutzer (1780 - 1849)Das Mühlrad (Op. 72 no.1)
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt (Op.98a no.3) from Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister
- Heiss’ mich nicht reden (Op.98a no.5) from Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister
- So lasst mich scheinen (Op.98a no.9) from Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister
- Mignon „Kennst du das Land?“ (Op.98a no.1) from Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister
Franz Lachner (1803 - 1890)Frauenliebe und -leben
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)Stornello
- Lo spazzocamino from Seste Romanze II
Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)Morire? (SC 89)
Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)Dirti addio / 'L'amor funesto'
SopranoLouise Alder studied at the Royal College of Music’s International Opera School where she was the inaugural Kiri Te Kanawa Scholar. She won the Young Singer Award at the 2017 International Opera Awards and the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at the 2017 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. She also won the 2015 inaugural Young British Soloists’ Competition, is the recipient of Glyndebourne's 2014 John Christie Award. In the 2019/20 season Louise returns to the Royal Opera as Zerlina Don Giovanni; to the Bayerische... Read Full Biography
HornFrench horn player Stef van Herten has held the position of Second Horn in the Frankfurt Opera and Museums Orchestra since 2011. Born in Herten, The Netherlands, Stef first learned the trumpet before switching to the horn and studied at the conservatory of Maastricht with Prof. Willy Bessems, Prof. Will Sanders and Prof. Erich Penzel and played master classes with Marie-Luise Neunecker, Wolgang Gaag, Peter Damm, Cristian Lampert, Markus Maskuniity, Jakob Slagter and Dale Clavenger. He was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the Nethe... 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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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 ...