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Format: 2014-10-25
Format: 2014-10-25
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Sir Thomas Allen and Joseph Middleton
    Joseph Middleton, Sir Thomas Allen
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Sir Thomas Allen is Oxford Lieder’s patron and was recently awarded the Queen’s Medal for Music. It is a great privilege to welcome him to Oxford for our second performance of Winterreise.

    Winterreise
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Tue, 2014-10-28 17:30
    The Schubert Project: Robert Holl (baritone) and Sholto Kynoch (piano)
    Robert Holl, Sholto Kynoch
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Einsamkeit (‘Solitude’) is a signature work for the great Dutch bass-baritone Robert Holl, and a cycle that is not as known as it surely should be. In a letter to friends on 3rd August 1818, Schubert wrote, ‘I live and compose like a god, as though that were as it should be. Mayrhofer’s ‘Einsamkeit’ [D620] is ready, and I believe it to be the best I have done, for I was without a care.’

    Einsamkeit
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Wed, 2014-10-29 17:30
    The Schubert Project: The Doric String Quartet
    Doric String Quartet
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Described by Gramophone as ‘one of the finest young string quartets’ the Doric String Quartet has emerged as the leading British string quartet amongst the new generation receiving glowing responses from audiences and critics across the globe. They play the darkly dramatic ‘Death and the Maiden’ quartet.

    String Quartet No 14 in D minor, 'Death and the Maiden'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Thu, 2014-10-30 17:30
    The Schubert Project: The Doric String Quartet
    Bartholomew LaFollette, Doric String Quartet
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    The magnificent String Quintet was Schubert’s last chamber work, written in 1828 just two months before the composer’s early death, and is arguably his most popular chamber work.

    String Quintet in C major
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Sat, 2014-11-01 17:00
    The Schubert Project: Christoph Pohl (baritone) and Marcelo Amaral (piano)
    Christoph Pohl, Marcelo Amaral
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    The epic Schiller Ballad ‘Der Taucher’ (‘The Diver’) is the focus of this programme, performed by Christoph Pohl, who recently made his BBC Proms debut to great acclaim as Wolfram in Wagner’s Tanhäuser, and pianist Marcelo Amaral, described in the New York Times as ‘a superlative collaborator, with colorful, detailed and sensitive playing.’

    Der Taucher
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Tue, 2014-10-28 13:10
    The Schubert Project: Maximilian Schmitt (tenor) and Justus Zeyen (piano)
    Justus Zeyen, Maximilian Schmitt
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Maximilian Schmitt is one of the most exciting emerging tenors in Europe today. Joined by the distinguished pianist Justus Zeyen, he sings Beethoven's ground-breaking cycle An die ferne Geliebte ('To the distant beloved'), which paved the way for Schubert's remarkable through-composed cycle Einsamkeit. Both composers were drawn to the poetry of Friedrich von Matthison.

    An die ferne Geliebte
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Wed, 2014-10-29 13:10
    The Schubert Project: Malin Christensson (soprano) and Joshua Ellicott (tenor)
    Joshua Ellicott, Malin Christensson, Simon Lepper
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    This programme includes some of the most popular settings of Goethe, including 'Heidenroslein', 'Rastlose Liebe' and both 'Wandrers Nachlieder'.

    Heidenröslein
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Rastlose Liebe
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Wandrers Nachtlied I (Der du von dem Himmel bist)
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Wandrers Nachtlied II
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Fri, 2014-10-31 13:10
    The Schubert Project: Anna Dennis (soprano) and Daniel Norman (tenor)
    Andrew West, Anna Dennis, Daniel Norman
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Six of Schubert's great settings of Goethe are translated into English by young poets and set to music by emerging composers, as part of the University's research programme, 'Comparative Criticism & Translation'. Schubert's settings are heard alongside, as well as a number of other popular Schubert songs. An unmissable concert that links the past and the future. After the concert, performers, poets, composers and audience are invited to stay for an informal discussion of the creative process.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Thu, 2014-10-30 13:10
    The Schubert Project: Mary Bevan (soprano) and Charles Daniels (tenor)
    Charles Daniels, Marcus Farnsworth, Mary Bevan, Michael Dussek
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Schubert was not a poor judge of literature, but other reasons for selecting texts were also important to him. Schubert's close circle of friends and supporters were vital to him and this is reflected in the wonderful settings of the poets Mayrhofer, Bruchmann, Schlechta, Kenner and others.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 20:00
    Concert by Huw Wiggin (saxophone) with James Sherlock (piano)
    Huw Wiggin, James Sherlock
    Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre Holmes Chapel CW4 7DZ
    United Kingdom

    Making Music Concert Promoters' Network Artists

    “Liquid gold tones and enviable breath control from Huw” - The Times

    "James Sherlock leads the way brilliantly ... a devastatingly beautiful performance" - Gramophone Magazine

    Huw Wiggin and James Sherlock gave a stunning performance when they were last in Holmes Chapel in 2012. Both are international and multi-award winning performers. By popular request, it is such a pleasure to secure this date in their busy diaries for us to welcome them back.

    This is the second in the 43rd Season of eight professional concerts organised by Holmes Chapel Music Society.

    Full details of the season’s artists, music and tickets can be found at www.themusicsociety.org.uk.

    The concerts regularly attract audiences of up to 250. The atmosphere is friendly and informal. We go out of our way to welcome new members.

    Wheelchair access is available by arrangement.

    The Society retains the right to change the programmes without notice.

    Czardas
    Vittorio Monti (1868-1922)
    7 Canciones Populares Españolas
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Aria
    Eugene Bozza (1905-1991)
    The Maiden and the Nightingale from 'Goyescas'
    David Matthews (1943-)
    Fuzzy Bird Sonata
    Takashi Yoshimatsu (1953-)
    Scaramouche
    Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
    Andante from Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Lento – Allegro moderato from Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Three Letter Word
    Andy Scott ()