Friday 14th October
14 Oct 2016 19:30 | The SheldonianChristian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber need little introduction as one of the world's leading song duos. Their concerts and recordings are universally hailed for their profound insight and thrilling musicianship and we are delighted to welcome them to Oxford forthe first time. Their programme tonight includes Schumann's Kerner Lieder, one of his most popular cycles from the 'annus mira...
Saturday 15th October
15 Oct 2016 19:30 | Holywell Music RoomA stellar trio of artists, well known to Oxford Lieder audiences, present songs and duets by Robert and Clara Schumann. They include settings of the poets Friedrich Rückert (who was delighted by Schuamnn's songs to his texts) and Nikolaus Lenau, as well as the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, best known of course for his fairy tales, but also a prolific and renowned poet.
Sunday 16th October
16 Oct 2016 21:45 | The King's Arms: Wadham RoomDUET A new play with music by Robert Schumann “The most interesting thing about the musical genius that is Schumann is that there are two of them…” In spite of opposition, Robert Schumann marries his beloved Clara. Their wedding party is one to remember and, as the anniversaries go by, the couple are determined to keep the magic and music of that occasion alive. How...
Monday 17th October
17 Oct 2016 21:45 | The King's Arms: Wadham RoomDUET A new play with music by Robert Schumann “The most interesting thing about the musical genius that is Schumann is that there are two of them…” In spite of opposition, Robert Schumann marries his beloved Clara. Their wedding party is one to remember and, as the anniversaries go by, the couple are determined to keep the magic and music of that occasion alive. How...
Tuesday 18th October
18 Oct 2016 21:45 | The Vaults CafeA special free event for our Pass holders. Birgid Steinberger accompanies herself on the guitar in stunning German and Austrian folksongs. Those who came to the equivalent evening in 2014 will remember how magical it was. Open to Festival Pass holders only.
Wednesday 19th October
19 Oct 2016 19:30 | Holywell Music RoomPianist, writer and broadcaster David Owen Norris plays on one of Clara Schumann's own pianos, exploring the sound world of the 1840s. His programme with Bryony Williams and John Mark Ainsley includes songs by Clara Schumann, as well as Robert's settings of Eichendorff, the Op. 39 Liederkreis.
Thursday 20th October
Spanisches Liederspiel: Rowan Pierce, Ann Murray, Timothy Langston, Thomas Allen & Malcolm Martineau
20 Oct 2016 20:00 | Saint John the EvangelistTwo of the great singers of our time and one of the world's most renowned pianists are joined by two exciting new stars for a performance of Schumann's Spanisches Liederspiel and a selection of Brahms's folk-song arrangements.
Friday 21st October
21 Oct 2016 22:00 | New College Ante ChapelWe conclude our Bach day with a special evening of Bach Cantatas, performed by the singers and instrumentalists of the Oxford Bach Soloists. This is part of their ongoing survey of Bach's complete choral works. Oxford Bach Soloists Tom Hammond-Davies conductor James Gilchrist tenor
Saturday 22nd October
22 Oct 2016 12:00 | Holywell Music RoomA chance for one and all to tread the boards of the historic Holywell Music Room. Observers are very welcome to attend this free and varied concert.