Forthcoming - Chamber Music
Friday 20th October
20 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music RoomThe 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
21 Oct 2017 17:00 | Holywell Music RoomThree 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
23 Oct 2017 17:30 | Headington School: The HallBrahms'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
24 Oct 2017 17:30 | Headington School: The HallMahler’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
25 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music RoomRichard 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
26 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music RoomA 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
27 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music RoomThis 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: ...