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Goethe - A Life in Songs: Christopher Maltman & Graham Johnson

07 April 2019, 19:30 - 21:30


Concert

Evening


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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St
Oxford
OX1 3BN



Two world-renowned artists explore the towering influence of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in song, taking us on a musical journey through the life and work of this great poet and polymath. Graham Johnson will give spoken introductions between groups of songs in what promises to be an astonishing and enlightening evening of music and poetry.


This evening's programme will run as follows:

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
EIN LEBEN IN LIEDERN

IN SESENHEIM (FRIEDERIKE VON BRION)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Mailied Op. 52 No. 4, (1771)
Mit einem gemalten Band Op.83 No.3, (1771)

Franz Schubert
Heidenröslein, D257 (1771)
Willkommen und Abschied D767, (1771)

IN FRANKFURT UND DAMSTADT
Franz Schubert
Ganymed D544, (1774)
Prometheus D674, (1774)
Szene aus Faust D126, (1775)

IN WEIMAR: DIE FRÜHEREN JAHRE (CHARLOTTE VON STEIN)
Franz Schubert

Wanderers Nachtlied I D224, (1776)
Rastlose Liebe D138, (1776)
An den Mond D296, (1777)
Der Fischer D225, (1778)
Wanderers Nachtlied II D768, (1780)

Carl Loewe
Erlkönig, (1782)

*** INTERVAL ***

VOR UND NACH DER ITALIENISCHEN REISE, FREUNDSCHAFT MIT SCHILLER
Robert Schumann

Ballade des Harfners Op. 98a no. 2, (1783)

Franz Schubert
Erster Verlust D226, (1785)
Meeres Stille D216, (1787)

Carl Loewe
Der Zauberlehrling, (1798)

WEST-ÖSTLICHE DIVAN 1814 (MARIANNE VON WILLEMER)
Franz Schubert
Geheimes D719
Versunken D715

Robert Schumann
Freisinn Op.25 No. 2
Lieder von dem Schenkenbuch I & II, Op. 25 nos.5 & 6
Talsimane Op. 25 No. 8

Hugo Wolf
Was in der Schenke waren heute

DER ÄLTERE GOETHE
Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab, (1815)

Johannes Brahms
Unüberwindlich Op. 72 no.5, (c1820)
Dämmrung sekte sich von oben, (1830)

Carl Loewe
Lynceus der Thürmer, auf Fausts Sternwarte singend (Faust II) 1, (1832)


Artist Portrait

Christopher Maltman

Christopher Maltman

Baritone

Christopher Maltman read biochemistry at Warwick University before studying singing at the Royal Academy of Music. He is a world-renowned Don Giovanni and has sung the role at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the Salzburg Festival; the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin; Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich; Cologne Opera; the Netherlands Opera; the Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Ravinia Festival, San Sebastian Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival, Mostly Mozart New York and in Beijing. He also starred in Kaspar Holten’s film... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Graham Johnson

Graham Johnson

Pianist

Described as "that peerless song accompanist” by the Daily Telegraph (November 2015) Graham Johnson is recognised as one of the world’s leading vocal accompanists. Born in Rhodesia, he came to London to study in 1967. After leaving the Royal Academy of Music, his teachers included Gerald Moore and Geoffrey Parsons. In 1972 he was the official pianist at Peter Pears' first masterclasses at the Snape Maltings, which brought him into contact with Benjamin Britten – a link which strengthened his determination to accomp... Read Full Biography

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This event is part of a series:

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