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Friday 8th October

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02. Simon Bode & Simon Lepper: Die schöne Müllerin

  • Simon Lepper
  • Simon Bode

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08 Oct 2021 13:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

We are delighted to welcome one of the most exciting singers to emerge in recent years, German tenor Simon Bode, for our first full recital of 2021. He and Simon Lepper perform Schubert's great song cycle Die schöne Müllerin. 1820s Vienna might have been a metropolis of the time but it was a small city by today’s standards and Franz Schubert could walk easily into the hil...

Saturday 9th October

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11:00 AM

07. Victor Sicard & Anna Cardona: Natural Histories

  • Victor Sicard
  • Anna Cardona

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09 Oct 2021 11:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

This outstanding duo were Oxford Lieder’s first ever Young Artist Platform winners back in 2011. They have both enjoyed tremendous success since then and their recent CD of Ravel songs has been widely praised. Today, they include songs by Saint-Saëns, his student Gabriel Fauré, and Fauré’s student Maurice Ravel. The latter’s Histoires Naturelles (&...

Sunday 10th October

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11:00 AM

13. Ten Years of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform

  • Alessandro Fisher
  • Keval Shah
  • Lotte Betts-Dean
  • Siân Dicker

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10 Oct 2021 11:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

The Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform has identified and supported exceptional young singer-pianist duos since 2011. Four previous winners of the scheme join forces today to present a programme of Scandinavian song, curated by pianist Keval Shah who is now Lecturer of Lieder at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Evoking the dramatic natural world of the Nordic countries, this concert starts a ...

Monday 11th October

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1:00 PM

20. Poèmes pour Mi

  • Marie-Laure Garnier
  • Célia Oneto Bensaid

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11 Oct 2021 13:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

This French duo gave a sensational recital at the 2019 Lieder Festival, under the banner of the prestigious Académie Orsay-Royaumont. We welcome them back for a special programme that centres on Messiaen’s Poèmes pour Mi, an extraordinary cycle of nine songs, paraphrasing texts from the New Testament and dedicated to his wife Claire Delbos. TRY BEFORE YOU BUY [youtub...

Tuesday 12th October

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1:00 PM

26. Konstantin Krimmel: Heine, Schumann & Brahms

  • Marcelo Amaral
  • Konstantin Krimmel

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12 Oct 2021 13:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

Konstantin Krimmel is one of today’s most exciting young baritones and was recently appointed a BBC New Generation Artist. With pianist Marcelo Amaral, he performs Schumann’s Liederkreis Op.24, an exquisite collection of settings of Heinrich Heine that follows on from this morning’s Song Connections event. A wonderful group of Brahms songs include further Heine ...

Wednesday 13th October

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32. Catriona Morison & Malcolm Martineau: Brahms, Grieg, Schumann & Lang

  • Malcolm Martineau
  • Catriona Morison

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13 Oct 2021 13:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

Catriona Morison shot to fame as winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 2017. We welcome her to the Festival with internationally-renowned pianist Malcolm Martineau. They include Grieg’s wonderful six setting of German texts, Op.48, which retain a strong Nordic influence and conclude with the ecstatic ‘Ein Traum’ (‘A Dream’). Alongside this ar...

Thursday 14th October

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38. The Physician Poet - Schumann's Kerner Lieder

  • Sholto Kynoch
  • Martin Häßler

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14 Oct 2021 13:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

Schumann’s Kerner Lieder sets a remarkable cycle of nature-infused poems that are among Schumann’s most personal and affecting songs, written towards the end of his 1840 outpouring of song. The doctor-poet Kerner (see Event 40) writes of his pleasure in the rain and wind of a stormy night, his ‘Wanderlust’, his longing for forests and woods, and he surely ...

Friday 15th October

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44. Thomas Oliemans & Malcolm Martineau: Dichterliebe

  • Malcolm Martineau
  • Thomas Oliemans

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15 Oct 2021 13:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

Schumann’s Dichterliebe (‘Poet’s love’) is one of the towering glories of the song repertoire. Heinrich Heine’s bittersweet poetry inspired sixteen extraordinary songs, individually perfect and further elevated in Schumann’s pioneering advancement of the song cycle. It is sung today by the Dutch baritone Thomas Oliemans, with Malcolm Martineau, and they also ...

Saturday 16th October

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50. Songs of Love and Justice

  • Deirdre Brenner
  • Joshua Stewart

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16 Oct 2021 11:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

A wonderful programme of songs by African-American composers begins our weekend celebrating the multi-faceted riches of American song. The distinguished American tenor Joshua Stewart, who recently toured the UK and Europe with the CBSO and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla as tenor soloist in Tippett’s A Child of our Time, and compatriot pianist Deirdre Brenner – making a welcome return to the F...

Sunday 17th October

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56. Ferrier Winners Recital: An American Pilgrimage

  • Keval Shah
  • Theodore Platt

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17 Oct 2021 11:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs sit at the centre of this programme. Arguably his best-known cycle of songs, they are, in Barber’s own words, ‘settings of anonymous Irish texts of the eighth to thirteenth centuries written by monks and scholars, often on the margins of manuscripts they were copying or illuminating.’ Around that, Theodore Platt – a prize winner at the ...

Monday 18th October

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64. Clippings and Fragments

  • Anna Dennis
  • John Reid

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18 Oct 2021 13:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

Ahead of this event there is a free pre-concert talk for ticket holders. Click here for more details. Presented in partnership with the Bodleian Libraries, Anna Dennis and John Reid give the world premiere of a new work by Tom Coult. Written during Tom’s Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellowship, the work is inspired by the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera in the Bodliean. As a c...

Tuesday 19th October

Wednesday 20th October

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79. Everything Grows Extravagantly

  • Marcus Farnsworth
  • Libby Burgess

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20 Oct 2021 13:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

Ahead of this event there is a free pre-concert talk for ticket holders. Click here for more details. We are thrilled to present Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s new song cycle, Everything Grows Extravagantly. The cycle is a co-commission between Oxford Lieder and the Oxford Botanic Garden in celebration of our 20th anniversary and the Garden’s 400th, and sets specially-written texts by p...

Thursday 21st October

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87. Nature's Songbook

  • Sholto Kynoch
  • Marta Fontanals-Simmons

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21 Oct 2021 13:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

Ahead of this event there is a free pre-concert talk for ticket holders. Click here for more details.     Regretfully, Anna Stéphany has withdrawn from this recital. We are grateful to the wonderful mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons for stepping in at short notice. Together with Sholto Kynoch, Marta peforms Mahler's Rückert-Lieder, his glorious settings of...

Friday 22nd October

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95. Baudelaire in Song

  • Michael Dussek
  • Ashley Riches
  • Sophie Bevan

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22 Oct 2021 13:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

Regretfully Mary Bevan has had to withdraw from this recital. We are delighted that Sophie Bevan will take her place for a programme that remains largely as previously advertised. Charles Baudelaire, born 200 years ago this year, was one of the most influential French poets, though perhaps not as prevalent in the song repertoire as might be expected. Today, we add to the canon of Baudel...

Saturday 23rd October

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11:00 AM

101. Jonathan Dove: The Passing of the Year

  • Oxford Choir of the Queen’s College
  • Ted Black
  • Jonathan Dove

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23 Oct 2021 11:00 | Saint John the Evangelist

Regretfully, Nicky Spence has withdrawn from this performance. We are grateful to Ted Black for stepping in at short notice. The programme is unchanged. Jonathan Dove is one of today’s most celebrated composers and we are delighted not only to present a concert entirely of his music, but also to welcome him as the pianist for this concert. He will be joined by the tenor Ted Black for a...
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102. Mastercourse Recital

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23 Oct 2021 14:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

The sixteen students who have been studying intensively across this week present their final concert, with a programme that is selected and introduced by course leader Joan Rodgers. This concert is always a highlight of the Festival. Those who have followed the students across the week will enjoy seeing their progress and in-depth learning. Equally, those who hear them for the first time will b...