Viola and Voice: Clare McCaldin, Simon Tandree, Libby Burgess
25 October 2018, 17:30 - 18:30
The Dutch composer Julius Röntgen was a friend of Brahms, a central figure in the Dutch music world, and a much-admired if now neglected composer. In the spirit of Brahms, he wrote a series of pieces for voice, piano and viola: the Lyrische Gänge, only recently rediscovered. We hear these wonderful pieces alongside Brahms’ much better-known songs for the same ensemble, as well as works by Schumann ahead of tonight’s Liederkreis performance.
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Volksliedchen (Op.51 no.2) from Lieder und Gesänge, ii
- Schneeglöckchen (Op.79 no.26) from Lieder-Album für die Jugend
- Jasminenstrauch (Op.27 no.4) from Lieder und Gesänge, i
- Aus den „Östlichen Rosen“ (Op.25 no.25) from Myrthen
Julius Röntgen (1855 - 1932)
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Mezzo-sopranoClare McCaldin is a lyric mezzo-soprano whose presence in performance marks her out as a communicator of outstanding quality on the dramatic stage and concert platform. She is a powerful creative influence, as an interpreter of existing repertoire or commissioning and premiering new music. She enjoys a busy concert schedule, working with pianists such as Libby Burgess, Iain Burnside, Andrew West and Paul Turner. Committed to chamber music collaboration of all kinds, Clare’s work in this area ranges from commissions with the Brodsky ... Read Full Biography
ViolistAs an internationally recognised soloist and chamber musician Simon Tandree has performed in the world's leading concert halls including the Wigmore hall, Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Konzerthaus and Library of Congress in Washington. Simon also plays regularly in festivals around the globe including Maputo, Sydney, New York and Bratislava. As a member of the world-renowned Doric String Quartet Simon won numerous prizes including 1st prize Osaka International Chamber Music competition, 2nd prize Borciani Competition in It... Read Full Biography
PianistLibby Burgess is a prize-winning pianist dedicated to the fields of song and chamber music, collaborating regularly with some of the finest singers and instrumentalists of her generation. Her diverse schedule ranges from song recitals in the UK’s major concert halls and festivals, to chamber music in obscure venues around the country or appearances on Radio 3. Libby is the founding Artistic Director of New Paths, a major festival of concerts and outreach events in Yorkshire, and is Co-Artistic Director with pianist Martin Roscoe of the... 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 ...