Forthcoming - Lunchtime
Monday 16th October
16 Oct 2017 13:10 | Holywell Music RoomSensational Austrian soprano Christina Gansch returns to the Festival for the first of our lunchtime series, in a programme of Franz Schubert, the quintessential Viennese song composer who shaped all who followed him.
Tuesday 17th October
17 Oct 2017 13:10 | Holywell Music RoomBBC New Generation Artist Ashley Riches is one of the bright stars of the song world. His programme includes Brahms' extraordinary Four Serious Songs, settings of biblical texts that he wrote in 1896, his last songs. Also included are songs by Schubert and Dvorák.
Wednesday 18th October
18 Oct 2017 13:10 | Holywell Music RoomKathryn Rudge is a member of the BBC New Generation Artist scheme and together with pianist Christopher Glynn she presents a programme of favourite Strauss songs alongside songs by Schubert and Schumann's 'Mary Stuart' songs.
Thursday 19th October
19 Oct 2017 11:30 | The Weston Library: Lecture TheatrePresented in association with the Bodleian Libraries. In the 150th anniversary of Baudelaire's death, Helen Abbott leads two sessions exploring the poet's appearances in the music of Berg and Debussy and looking more widely at the influence and dissemination of his work. Is Baudelaire the last of the Romantic French poets? How does his work end up in Vienna? What influences ...
Friday 20th October
20 Oct 2017 13:10 | Holywell Music RoomThis programme features songs from the very height of Romanticism: richly tonal early Schoenberg, Berg’s Seven Early Songs and songs by Zemlinsky and Korngold. Mezzo Caitlin Hulcup, recently described as ‘magnificent’ by the Guardian, and pianist Lada Valešová also include a handful of songs by Egon Wellesz, an Austrian Jewish émigré composer who se...
Sunday 22nd October
22 Oct 2017 13:45 | TBCChristina Sidak, one of Austria’s most exciting young mezzos, and superb American pianist Deirdre Brenner perform songs by Gustav and Alma Mahler, and other repertoire that features in the day’s discussions, including songs by Schubert and Schumann.
Monday 23rd October
23 Oct 2017 13:10 | Headington School: The HallAlessandro Fisher, one of today’s most exciting young tenors, was joint first-prize winner at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards in 2016. Also a former Oxford Lieder Young Artist, he presents an all-Schubert programme with Sholto Kynoch, including settings of poems by Schubert’s great friend Johann Mayrhofer.
Tuesday 24th October
Wednesday 25th October
25 Oct 2017 13:10 | Holywell Music RoomThese two superb artists, both stars of the new generation, perform early songs by Mahler and explore contemporaneous developments in English song through Elgar, Parry and others, who fell under many of the same influences while finding their own different and individual voices.
Thursday 26th October
26 Oct 2017 13:10 | Holywell Music RoomHugo Wolf’s 46 settings of Italian poetry, translated by Paul Heyse, are among the most perfect gems of the song repertoire, by turn humorous, bitter and tender. Heard as a single songbook, they allow a remarkable dialogue to emerge between the two singers, who inhabit an array of characters. Please note this concert will last approx. 75 minutes without interval.
Friday 27th October
27 Oct 2017 13:10 | Holywell Music RoomKatherine Broderick and Sergey Rybin give a programme of passionate Russian song, including works by Mussorgsky, Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov and others, as part of our day exploring the Russian Revolution of 1917. 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 - 12.15pm - Revolution In Russia...