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Forthcoming - Lunchtime

Monday 16th October

1:10 PM

Franz Schubert: Christina Gansch & Sholto Kynoch


16 Oct 2017 13:10 | Holywell Music Room

Sensational 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

1:10 PM

Serious Songs: Ashley Riches & Sholto Kynoch


17 Oct 2017 13:10 | Holywell Music Room

BBC 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

1:10 PM

Schubert and Strauss: Kathryn Rudge & Christopher Glynn


18 Oct 2017 13:10 | Holywell Music Room

Kathryn 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

1:10 PM

Baudelaire In Song: Sophie Karthäuser, Eugene Asti & Doric String Quartet


19 Oct 2017 13:10 | Holywell Music Room

A dream team of artists visit Paris and Vienna. The programme is bound by the work of Charles Baudelaire, who died 150 years ago and whose poetry is set in Alban Berg's stunning Lyric Suite and Debussy's Wagnerian songs of 1887–9, the Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire. 

11:30 AM

Baudelaire: From the Depths of Beauty


19 Oct 2017 11:30 | The Weston Library: Lecture Theatre

Presented 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

1:10 PM

The End of Romanticism: Caitlin Hulcup & Lada Valesová


20 Oct 2017 13:10 | Holywell Music Room

This 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

1:45 PM

Mahler: Reader, Thinker, Composer: Christina Sidak & Deirdre Brenner


22 Oct 2017 13:45 | TBC

Christina 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

1:10 PM

Franz Schubert: Alessandro Fisher & Sholto Kynoch


23 Oct 2017 13:10 | Headington School: The Hall

Alessandro 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

1:10 PM

The Distant Beloved: James Newby & Eugene Asti


24 Oct 2017 13:10 | Headington School: The Hall

James Newby, joint winner of last year's Kathleen Ferrier Awards, performs some of Mahler's songs from the 1880s alongside Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte, the first true song cycle. 

Wednesday 25th October

Thursday 26th October

1:10 PM

Italian Songbook: Alison Rose, Marcus Farnsworth & James Cheung


26 Oct 2017 13:10 | Holywell Music Room

Hugo 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

1:10 PM

Russian Romances: Katherine Broderick & Sergey Rybin


27 Oct 2017 13:10 | Holywell Music Room

Katherine 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...