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Format: 2014-10-21
Format: 2014-10-21
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    Thu, 2014-10-23 13:10
    The Schubert Project: Grand Duo in C, D812 with Christopher Glynn (piano)
    Bengt Forsberg, Christopher Glynn, Luke Williams
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    One of Schubert's most powerful works for piano duet and his complete settings of the poet Johann Jacobi.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Sonata in C, 'Grand Duo'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Fri, 2014-10-24 13:10
    The Schubert Project: Jennifer Davis, Lucy Hall, Iain Milne and Tim Hawken
    Iain Milne, Jennifer Davis, Lucy Hall, Tim Hawken
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    In association with the National Opera Studio, generously supported by the Nicholas John Trust. Members of the National Opera Studio perform songs with one foot in the theatre, including such masterworks as 'Florio' and 'Delphine', as well as a number of Schubert's Italian songs.

    Lied der Delphine from 2 songs from the play 'Lacrimas'
    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, 2014-10-23 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Isa Katharina Gericke (soprano), Håkan Vramsmo (baritone)
    Bengt Forsberg, Cecilia Zilliacus, Håkan Vramsmo, Isa Katharina Gericke
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Settings of Rückert and Leitner. These two poets were discovered by Schubert only late in life but inspired some of his greatest masterpieces; six settings of Rückert and one of Leitner in 1822-23, and a further ten settings of Leitner in the last year of his life. The Rückert song ‘Sei mir gegrüsst’ provides the central set of variations in the virtuosic Fantasy for violin and piano.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Sei mir gegrüsst
    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 ()
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    Fri, 2014-10-24 19:30
    Wagner, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky | London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Antonio Meneses, Augustin Dumay, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Maria João Pires
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Tchaikovsky was on the brink of emotional collapse in the summer of 1888: hounded by a homophobic society, tortured by a loveless existence and paranoid as to the worth of his artistic abilities. And yet his Fifth Symphony was the most honest, dramatic and optimistic of his turbulent final three. If Tchaikovsky’s symphonic journey to his hoped-for redemption is music straight from the heart, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto appears to be born more of the head. Here is a concerto all about balance, precision and beauty, but still making room for a lively Polish folk dance in its gregarious finale.

    Prelude to Act I from Lohengrin
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra in C major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 5 in E minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
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    Wed, 2014-10-29 19:30
    Rachmaninoff: Inside Out | London Philharmonic Orchestra
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Pavel Kolesnikov, Vassily Sinaisky
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    In 1906 Rachmaninoff and his family left a politically turbulent Russia behind and escaped to Dresden. Here the composer relaxed, attended concerts and experienced one of the most productive periods of his life. Among its first fruits was his Second Symphony, a work that unlocked a new emotional power within Rachmaninoff and saw him master both the orchestra and the symphonic form with flowing themes, vital rhythms and sumptuous textures. Three years later, preparing to leave Dresden for Moscow and then America, Rachmaninoff wrote his most imposing concerto – the combination of lyricism, subtlety, excitement and virtuosity that formed his now-legendary Third Piano Concerto.

    In co-operation with the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 3 in D minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Symphony No 2 in E minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)