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Events by Category: Chamber Music

Forthcoming - Chamber Music

Friday 20th October

5:30 PM

Korngold Quintet: Liebeck, Carroll, Forsberg

Chamber Music

20 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music Room

The great Swedish pianist and Korngold enthusiast Bengt Forsberg returns with a team of world-class string players to perform Korngold’s Piano Quintet, Op.15, one of the most important works of his output. Star violinist Jack Liebeck, well known to Oxford audiences as the artistic director of Oxford May Music, also plays the wonderful Much Ado about Nothing suite for violin and ...

Saturday 21st October

5:00 PM

Showcase Recital: Joel Williams, James Atkinson & Joao Araujo

Chamber Music

21 Oct 2017 17:00 | Holywell Music Room

Three outstanding young musicians give this year’s Royal College of Music platform recital, including works by Brahms and settings of Rückert by Schumann. 

Monday 23rd October

9:30 PM

Late-Night Salon

Chamber Music

23 Oct 2017 21:30 | The Mad Hatter

The second part of the Piatti Quartet’s evening in Oxford is in a very different setting: our own ‘salon’, where the bar will be open and you’ll hear Schoenberg’s striking Second String Quartet alongside a seemingly opposing side of his character in the form of his mischievous and sometimes outrageous cabaret songs. We also present the world premiere of a new work ...

5:30 PM

Brahms and Zemlinsky: Piatti String Quartet, Johnston, Papadakis

Chamber Music

23 Oct 2017 17:30 | Headington School: The Hall

Brahms's two string sextets are epic works of the chamber music repertoire. The second of them, Op.36 in G, is presented here with Zemlinsky's rarely-heard but beautiful song for soprano and string sextet, Maiblumen blühten überall. We are delighted to welcome the Piatti String Quartet to the Festival for the first time. 

Tuesday 24th October

5:30 PM

Mahler & Brahms Piano Quartets: Urioste, Hernandez, van der Heijden, Poster

Chamber Music

24 Oct 2017 17:30 | Headington School: The Hall

Mahler’s only chamber work is his single-movement Piano Quartet in A minor, a haunting work that belies the composer’s youth: it was first performed just after Mahler's 16th birthday. It is heard here alongside Brahms’s A major Piano Quartet, a work of uplifting grandeur, performed by three exceptional string players and renowned pianist Tom Poster.

Wednesday 25th October

5:30 PM

Spring Sonatas: Sophie Rosa & Sholto Kynoch

Chamber Music

25 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music Room

Richard Strauss’s uplifting Violin Sonata in E flat, Op.18, was written in 1887–8, the early years of his romance with his future wife, Pauline. It is coupled with Beethoven’s equally sunny 'Spring' Sonata, played here by prize-winning violinist Sophie Rosa. Watch a video of Sophie Rosa performing Fritz Kreisler with Sholto Kynoch below.  [youtube url=https:...

Thursday 26th October

5:30 PM

Brahms & Schubert duets: Tom Poster & Sholto Kynoch

Chamber Music

26 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music Room

A recital of piano duets, featuring Brahms' exuberant Waltzes, Op. 39, a tribute to his adopted city of Vienna, and Schubert's miraculous Variations in A flat, D813. 

Friday 27th October

5:30 PM

1917: The Last Flowering: Alexander Karpeyev

Chamber Music

27 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music Room

This thrilling pianist, increasingly noted as an interpreter of the Russian 'Silver Age', performs works by Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and others, written between 1911 and 1917, including Stravinsky's virtuosic arrangement from Petrushka.  This event is part of a day exploring Russian song in the centenary of the Russian Revolution. The schedule for the day is as follows: ...