Friday 20th October
Last Few Tickets!
20 Oct 2017 20:00 | Saint John the EvangelistIt is always a special delight to welcome back stars of the international stage Sarah Connolly and Eugene Asti. Tonight they perform Mahler’s ever-popular Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (‘Songs of a wayfarer’) setting four of his own texts and written in 1884–5. They also include songs by Alma Mahler, Zemlinsky's six settings of Maeterlinck and a group of songs by K...
Saturday 21st October
Sunday 22nd October
22 Oct 2017 19:30 | Holywell Music RoomIn the centenary year of Finnish independence, it seems apt to celebrate the country’s greatest composer, Jean Sibelius, who met Mahler in 1907. Following a selection of Sibelius songs, this exceptional duo of Swedish artists perform Mahler’s profoundly moving Kindertotenlieder.
Monday 23rd October
Tuesday 24th October
Last Few Tickets!
24 Oct 2017 20:00 | Saint John the EvangelistThis duo, whose performances never fail to illuminate and inspire, need little introduction. We are delighted to welcome Ian Bostridge back to the Festival after his memorable 2014 Winterreise. Their programme tonight includes songs by Brahms and Wolf, arch-enemies in the Viennese music scene who would never willingly have appeared in the same concert in their own lifetimes but are perhaps not ...
Wednesday 25th October
25 Oct 2017 19:30 | Holywell Music RoomA celebration of Viennese culture would not be complete without some element of dancing! Brahms enjoyed great success during his own lifetime, and his acclaimed two sets of Liebeslieder Walzer ('Love-song Waltzes') have been hugely popular ever since the first of them were heard in 1870. Also included in the programme are the ‘gypsy songs’ of both Brahms and his friend and m...
Thursday 26th October
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26 Oct 2017 19:30 | Holywell Music RoomWorld-famous mezzo Angelika Kirchschlager returns to the Festival to perform songs by Gustav and Alma Mahler, Berg (Op.2), Korngold and Strauss. Korngold’s Op.38 songs are among his finest, and include various references to his famed film scores.
Friday 27th October
27 Oct 2017 22:00 | New College Ante ChapelThe wonderful Russian soprano Ilona Domnich gives a late-night, candle-lit performance of songs by Rachmaninov. Rachmaninov was a prolific song composer, setting texts by numerous authors, but he left Russia on the eve of the Revolution and never wrote another song. This event is part of a day exploring Russian song in the centenary of the Russian Revolution. The schedule for the day i...
Saturday 28th October
28 Oct 2017 19:30 | Saint John the EvangelistMahler’s mature settings of the folk poetry of Des Knaben Wunderhorn are among his great achievements and are a wonderfully varied and inspiring way to conclude this year’s Festival. Oxford Lieder’s Artistic Director Sholto Kynoch is joined by sensational soprano Birgid Steinberger and renowned baritone Stephan Loges, both well known to Oxford Lieder audiences, for a complete ...