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Format: 2014-10-21
Format: 2014-10-21
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    Mon, 2014-10-27 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Sophie Daneman, Robert Holl, Sholto Kynoch and Ensemble 45
    Ensemble 45, John Mark Ainsley, Robert Holl, Sholto Kynoch, Sophie Daneman
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    'Fragments of Ancient Poetry Collected in the Highlands of Scotland' was the title of the poetry collection now attributed to James Macpherson, the man who claimed to have discovered these ancient texts. Despite its dubious origins, this collection spread like wildfire over Europe and Schubert set some ten, highly dramatic poems of ‘Ossian’.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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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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    Fri, 2014-10-24 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Katherine Broderick, Mark Padmore and Julius Drake
    Bengt Forsberg, Julius Drake, Katherine Broderick, Mark Padmore
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Schiller laments, overtures of Schubert’s operas arranged by the composer for piano four hands, soprano arias from the operas (specially arranged for this occasion with piano-duet accompaniment), as well as the complete settings of Johann Seidl, make for a completely unmissable concert.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Overture from Alfonso und Estrella, arranged for piano 4 hands
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Wed, 2014-10-22 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Sophie Daneman, Benjamin Hulett and Mark Stone
    Benjamin Hulett, Mark Stone, Sholto Kynoch, Sophie Daneman
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Out of all Schubert’s songs, Goethe appears most frequently and was close to Schubert’s heart. Tonight we hear some of the very best-known settings, including ‘Der Musensohn’ and ‘An schwager Kronos’, alongside less familiar songs.

    Der Musensohn
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    An Schwager Kronos
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Tue, 2014-10-21 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Christiane Karg (soprano) and Joseph Middleton (piano)
    Andrew Staples, Christiane Karg, Joseph Middleton
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Programme to include settings of Goethe. Christiane Karg is one of today’s most exciting sopranos, recently described in the Guardian as having a ‘sumptuous tone and a glittering top register’.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Tue, 2014-10-21 17:30
    The Schubert Project: Students from the Royal College of Music
    Ian Tindale, Soraya Mafi, Timothy Nelson
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Generously supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, this concert sees three exceptional students from the Royal College of Music give a mixed recital of Schubert songs. A chance to spot the stars of the future!

    Selected Songs
    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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    Tue, 2014-10-21 13:10
    The Schubert Project: Katherine Watson (soprano) and Roderick Williams(baritone)
    Katherine Watson, Roderick Williams, Susie Allan
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    The collection of songs known as Schwanengesang was not in fact intended by Schubert as a cycle. Today we hear the settings of Ludwig Rellstab that Schubert set in his final year, as well as much earlier settings of Claudius, performed by fast-rising star soprano Katherine Watson.

    Schwanengesang, 'Swan Song'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)