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Events by Category: Chamber Music

Forthcoming - Chamber Music

Friday 13th October

4:00 PM

The Viennese Café

Chamber Music

13 Oct 2017 16:00 | Café W at Waterstones

En route from the Ashmolean to the Holywell Music Room, call in to the excellent café in Waterstones, briefly transformed into a Viennese coffee house. Surrounded by books and with coffee and Viennese cake in hand, take in waltzes by Johann Strauss, Viennese tunes by Fritz Kreisler, Brahms Hungarian Dances and more, performed by violinist Sophie Rosa (who also plays Beethoven and Strauss...

Monday 16th October

5:30 PM

Schubert & Korngold: Rowland, Lukas, Lidström, Forsberg

Chamber Music

16 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music Room

Korngold's unique Suite for piano left hand and strings, Op. 23, is played by a star team of chamber musicians, alongside Schubert's String Trio in B flat, D581.

Tuesday 17th October

5:30 PM

Brahms & The Clarinet

Chamber Music

17 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music Room

Brahms was inspired to come out of his self-imposed retirement by the playing of the clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld. Several works for clarinet followed, among them his glorious Clarinet Trio, Op.114 (1891), heard here alongside a movement of Zemlinsky’s Clarinet Trio and Schubert’s evergreen Shepherd on the Rock.

Wednesday 18th October

5:30 PM

Enoch Arden: Sir Thomas Allen & Simon Lepper

Chamber Music

18 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music Room

Strauss’s setting of Tennyson’s Enoch Arden was hugely successful in its day. This is a rare chance to hear a live performance of a work in which the narrative, performed here by our patron Sir Thomas Allen, is interspersed with music for solo piano.

Thursday 19th October

5:30 PM

Haydn & Beethoven: Doric String Quartet

Chamber Music

19 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music Room

'Please note that this programme has changed from that advertised in the Festival brochure The Doric String Quartet are the leading quartet of their generation, appearing on major stages the world over, and they are firm favourites in the Lieder Festival's chamber music series. Today, they perform one of Haydn's great quartets, Op. 64 no. 6, alongside Beethoven's sublime...

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.

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

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. An amazing team of artists perform this alongside Brahms' epic Piano Quartet no. 2 in A, Op. 26.

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 with Sholto Kynoch below. ...

Thursday 26th October

5:30 PM

Brahms & Schubert: 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: 11.30am ...