Forthcoming - Early Evening
Saturday 14th October
14 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music RoomPeter Harris and Hamish Brown were joint winners of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, giving a stunning audition recital at the Spring Weekend of Song. Today they give their showcase concert, in a programme featuring Ivor Gurney’s moving 1919 settings of A.E. Housman, Ludlow and Teme, and Britten’s remarkable settings of John Donne. They also include American c...
Sunday 15th October
15 Oct 2017 16:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music BuildingPlease note that Penny Downie has regretfully had to withdraw from this concert. We are extremely grateful to Penelope Wilton and delighted that she is able to step in. This narrated recital, devised and written by Henrietta Bredin and already performed in numerous venues to great acclaim, explores the relationship between Richard Strauss and his wife, Pauline. Strauss wrote many o...
Monday 16th October
16 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music RoomKorngold'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
17 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music RoomBrahms 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
18 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music RoomStrauss’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
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 Beethove...
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.
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.
Sunday 22nd October
22 Oct 2017 17:30 | Holywell Music RoomBass-baritone Michael Mofidian and Keval Shah gave an exceptional recital at the Spring Weekend of Song auditions for the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platforms. They were clear winners (joint with Peter Harris and Hamish Brown, who give their showcase recital on Satuday 14 October) and today give their Festival recital in a programme that takes us from Vienna to Moscow via Helsinki with son...
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. An amazing team of artists perform this alongside Brahms' epic Piano Quartet no. 2 in A, Op. 26.
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
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: ...
Saturday 28th October
28 Oct 2017 16:30 | Saint John the EvangelistBrahms’s own arrangement of Ein deutsches Requiem, for piano four-hands accompaniment, is performed by one of Oxford’s leading chamber choirs as All Souls’ Day approaches, a recent and extremely popular tradition- in-the-making at the Festival.