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Friday 14th October

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11:15 AM

1. Culture, Counterculture and Conviviality: Natasha Loges

  • Natasha Loges
  • Alexandria Moon
  • Zahid Siddiqui
  • Jonathan Eyers
  • Avishka Edirisinghe

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14 Oct 2022 11:15 | Holywell Music Room

This event is in two parts. One ticket gives you access to both parts. 11.15am - 12.30pm, Part 1: An Overview of the Salon 1.45pm - 3.00pm, Part 2: Eavesdropping on Pauline Viardot 11.15am–12.30pm PART ONE: AN OVERVIEW OF THE SALON For centuries, salons have been spaces where artists and audiences, prima donnas and patrons, and radicals and revolutionaries could mix. ...
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4:15 PM

2. Pre-Concert Talk - Jeremy Summerly

  • Jeremy Summerly
  • Helen Charlston

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14 Oct 2022 16:15 | Convocation House

In the stunning setting of Convocation House, part of the Bodleian Libraries, Jeremy Summerly introduces our first lute-song recital, Battle Cry. In the first part of this talk, Jeremy will be joined by Helen Charlston and Toby Carr to discuss their concept for this fascinating programme, and their recent recording of the same title. They will illustrate the talk with a couple of songs, be...

Saturday 15th October

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11:00 AM

5a. Freundliche Vision: Strauss's Life in Song. Part One: From Cradle to Celebrity

  • Gavin Plumley
  • Emily Christina Loftus
  • George Ireland
  • Wonsick Oh
  • Aron Goldin

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15 Oct 2022 11:00 | Holywell Music Room

This event is in two parts. One ticket gives you access to both parts. 5a: 11.00am - 12.15pm, Part 1: From Cradle to Celebrity 5b: 3.15pm - 4.30pm, Part 2: From Fame to Grave Please book your ticket on this page. It will be valid for both Part 1 and Part 2   Throughout his long life, Richard Strauss was the picture of bourgeois ease. Born in Munich, his childhood home ...
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1:30 PM

6. Sarah Wegener and Götz Payer: Dedication: Strauss Songs

  • Sarah Wegener
  • Götz Payer

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15 Oct 2022 13:30 | Holywell Music Room

British-German soprano Sarah Wegener, described by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as possessing a ‘marvellously radiant voice, as powerful as it is rich in colour’, appears regularly in Europe’s leading concert halls and opera houses. With her long-standing collaborator, Götz Payer, she presents a wide selection of Strauss songs, alongside works by Marx, Korngold, Reg...
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3:15 PM

5b. Freundliche Vision: Strauss's Life in Song. Part Two: From Fame to Grave

  • Gavin Plumley
  • Emily Christina Loftus
  • George Ireland
  • Wonsick Oh
  • Aron Goldin

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15 Oct 2022 15:15 | Holywell Music Room

This is Part Two of Gavin Plumley's illustrated lecture on Strauss. Tickets cover both parts of the event. Please see Part One for full details.

Sunday 16th October

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11:00 AM

9. Pre-Concert Talk given by Philip Bullock: Friendship & Rivalry

  • Philip Ross Bullock

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16 Oct 2022 11:00 | The Levine Building, Trinity College

Philip Ross Bullock, a renowned scholar on Russian literature and music and Fellow in Russian at Wadham College, Oxford, introduces today's concert with Claire Booth and Christopher Glynn (details here). He discusses the close friendship between Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as the professional rivalry between these two titans of Russian music. An invaulable and insightful introdu...
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2:00 PM

11. Cold War, Warm Hearts - Isaiah Berlin: Between Russia and Oxford

  • Philip Ross Bullock
  • Katy Thomson
  • Rustam Khanmurzin

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16 Oct 2022 14:00 | The Levine Building, Trinity College

Philosopher and historian of ideas, Sir Isaiah Berlin – born in Riga in 1909 – became a central figure of the British political and cultural establishment, not least as the founding President of Wolfson College, Oxford. Berlin was also passionate about music and literature. Philip Ross Bullock tells the story of how he used his influence and connections to support Russian artis...
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3:30 PM

12i. Leonid Pasternak: A Family Connection

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16 Oct 2022 15:30 | Park Town

The artist Leonid Pasternak, a leading Russian impressionist and the father of writer Boris Pasternak, was born in Odessa, travelled extensively in Europe, and died in 1945 in Oxford. Numerous paintings and sketches of his close friend Leo Tolstoy, as well as Rachmaninov and the singer Feodor Chaliapin, are still in the family home, opened for an exclusive visit today. NB: as this is a ...
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4:30 PM

12ii. Leonid Pasternak: A Family Collection

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16 Oct 2022 16:30 | Park Town

The artist Leonid Pasternak, a leading Russian impressionist and the father of writer Boris Pasternak, was born in Odessa, travelled extensively in Europe, and died in 1945 in Oxford. Numerous paintings and sketches of his close friend Leo Tolstoy, as well as Rachmaninov and the singer Feodor Chaliapin, are still in the family home, opened for an exclusive visit today. NB: as this is a ...

Monday 17th October

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3:00 PM

16. Music, Merriment & Mischief: An Introduction to the Catch Club

  • Chris Price

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17 Oct 2022 15:00 | The Weston Library: Lecture Theatre

What was a Catch Club, and what even is a catch? Ahead of tonight’s special event at Freud’s, Chris Price introduces these 18th century institutions, in which the norms of behaviour and respectability were relaxed and where an unusually wide range of songs - from love songs to political satire - was heard. Chris is a singer and conductor, and Director of Music at Canterbury Chr...

Tuesday 18th October

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3:00 PM

22. Ceri Owen, Stephanie Wake-Edwards: Vaughan Williams and Women

  • Stephanie Wake-Edwards
  • Ceri Owen

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18 Oct 2022 15:00 | Holywell Music Room

Pianist, researcher and writer Ceri Owen is currently working on a new biography of Vaughan Williams. She gives an illustrated lecture-recital that casts a fresh light on his relationships with his two wives, his female students and other female colleagues, while illuminating their neglected work and the ways they shaped his creative life, as much as he shaped theirs. She is joined by Stephanie...

Wednesday 19th October

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3:00 PM

27. George Butterworth: Lecture-recital led by Kate Kennedy

  • Kate Kennedy
  • Jonathan Eyers
  • Joseph Beesley

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19 Oct 2022 15:00 | The Levine Building, Trinity College

George Butterworth, best known for his settings of A.E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad, was an alumnus of Trinity College. In the College’s new building, Kate Kennedy examines his life and songs, illustrated by Oxford Lieder Young Artists, and complemented by a small exhibition of letters and photos from the College’s archive. PRACTICAL INFORMATION All our seating is unres...

Thursday 20th October

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3:00 PM

33. Mark Padmore, Ana Manastireanu, Kate Kennedy: Britten’s Poets

  • Mark Padmore
  • Ana Manastireanu
  • Kate Kennedy

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20 Oct 2022 15:00 | The Levine Building, Trinity College

Mark Padmore gives a fascinating lecture-recital on Benjamin Britten’s relationships, both musical and personal, with four of the poets he set to music: W.H. Auden, Thomas Hardy, John Donne and William Soutar. He is joined by the writer and broadcaster Kate Kennedy, and as they examine the varying approach Britten takes to the setting of each poet's words...

Friday 21st October

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2:30 PM

38. Oxford Music Faculty Students: Composition Workshop

  • Katie Macdonald
  • Adam Turner

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21 Oct 2022 14:30 | The Clore Studios, New College

Presented in association with the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford Six talented student composers from the University of Oxford’s Music Faculty hear their songs performed by Oxford Lieder Young Artists Katie MacDonald and Adam Turner in a workshop setting. Feedback from the performers and from Prof. Martyn Harry offers a fascinating glimpse into the creative process. This even...

Saturday 22nd October

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11:00 AM

42. Graham Johnson: 1822: Schubert and his Friends

  • Graham Johnson
  • Martha Guth
  • Esme Bronwen-Smith
  • Alessandro Fisher
  • Charles Cunliffe

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22 Oct 2022 11:00 | Holywell Music Room

Part 1: 11am-12.15pm Part 2: 1.30pm-2.45pm Graham Johnson is the pre-eminent scholar-pianist of our time, particularly in relation to the music and life of Franz Schubert. He is known for his acclaimed recordings and recitals as well as his many books, including a masterful and comprehensive three-volume survey of Schubert’s songs. His lecture-recitals are always revelatory occasion...

Sunday 23rd October

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11:15 AM

46. Natasha Loges, Schubert & Co.: Schubert & Social Music

  • Natasha Loges
  • Schubert & Co.
  • Sholto Kynoch

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23 Oct 2022 11:15 | The Levine Building, Trinity College

Part 1: 11.15am - 12.30pm Part 2: 1.45pm - 3pm Ticket includes coffee on arrival Schubert & Co. (see also Event 35) are joined by Natasha Loges to explore the importance of social gatherings to Schubert and his circle, and the music he wrote for these occasions. In Metternich’s Vienna, public expression of anything considered liberal or radical could be difficult or even d...

Wednesday 26th October

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3:00 PM

60. Transcultural Encounters: Jennifer Wong, Fleur Baron, Kunal Lahiry, Alex Ho

  • Jennifer Wong
  • Alex Ho
  • Fleur Barron
  • Kunal Lahiry

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26 Oct 2022 15:00 | The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College

Following their lunchtime recital, Fleur Barron and Kunal Lahiry are joined by composer Alex Ho for a discussion led by poet and Humanities Cultural Programme Visiting Fellow Jennifer Wong, that explores their identities as Asian artists in relation to diverse traditions of classical song. How does art song connect to diaspora identity? To western imperia...