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Capturing the Illusive Image: Debussy and Impressionism

13 October 2018, 17:30

Please note a change in today's artist. We are sorry that Paul Roberts has had to withdraw from this event but are very grateful to James Kreiling for stepping in. James is a close colleague of Paul Roberts, and the subject of his talk and the music included will be very much in keeping with the advertised event.

James Kreiling is an acclaimed young pianist, with a particular specialism in the music of the early 20th Century. This afternoon he plays movements from Debussy’s Préludes and Images and, in a lecture-recital format, leads us through the multiple delights of the Debussy sound world which has so many affinities with visual concepts.

N.B. A 'Debussy Day Pass' is available to purchase for £65 which will enable you to attend all talks and concerts (excluding meals) at the festival on 13th October 2018. Please book your day pass here:


Artist Portrait

James Kreiling

James Kreiling


James Kreiling’s solo career has focused on music of the early 20th century - in particular the piano works of Scriabin - as well as composers still living. This has led to performances in the major concert halls of London, notably as a soloist at the 2007 BBC Proms. In 2008 James became a Park Lane Group young artist with solo recitals at the Purcell Room and St Martin-in-the-Fields. More recently, James has broadcast for BBC Radio 3, presenting the music of Jonathan Harvey, David Matthews, Peter Eotvos, Thomas Adès and Pierre ... Read Full Biography

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The Grand Tour – A European Journey in Song

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 ...

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