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Format: 2014-10-25
Format: 2014-10-25
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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)
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    Sat, 2014-11-01 19:30
    Mahler | London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Alice Coote, Elizabeth Watts, Jaap van Zweden, London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    In 1894, Gustav Mahler attended the funeral of his friend and colleague, the conductor Hans von Bülow. ‘The mood in which I sat there and considered the departed was altogether in the spirit of the work that was going around my head at the time’, Mahler later recalled. That work was his Second Symphony, and when the organ struck up Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock’s hymn The Resurrection, Mahler knew how his new symphony would end. He created what is for many a supreme vision of human suffering, despair, hope and elation; a piece in which, Mahler said, ‘you are clubbed down and then borne up to dizzy heights on angels’ wings’.

    Please note there will be no interval during this performance.

    Symphony No 2 in C minor, 'Resurrection'
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
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    Mon, 2014-10-27 13:10
    The Schubert Project: Maria Forsström (mezzo-soprano) / Espen Langvik (baritone)
    Espen Langvik, Maria Forsström, Matti Hirvonen
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Settings of Schiller, including some of the most dramatic poems Schubert set to music.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Sat, 2014-11-01 19:45
    Piano recital by John Lill
    John Lill
    Parbold Village Hall Parbold WN8 7DN
    United Kingdom

    Unanimously described as the leading pianist of his generation, John Lill’s career has taken him to over 50 countries, both as a recitalist and as a soloist with the world’s greatest orchestras. Amongst his many prestigious awards, his first prize in the Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition – the most coveted of all prizes – propelled him to international attention in 1970.

    He has a longstanding relationship with Douglas Music, always delighting audiences who regularly request to hear him again in Parbold. His support during our appeal to purchase the Steinway Concert Grand Piano was invaluable, and for this recital he returns to perform on the very instrument he selected for us.

    Sonata for Piano No 8 in C minor, 'Pathétique'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Fantasie in C
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Rhapsody No 1 in B minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Rhapsody No 2 in G minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Sonata for Piano in B minor
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
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    Sun, 2014-10-26 17:00
    The Schubert Project: Fflur Wyn, Daniel Norman, William Dazeley, Sholto Kynoch
    Daniel Norman, Fflur Wynn, John Warren, Sholto Kynoch, William Dazeley
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    ‘Der Göttinger Hainbund’: settings of Hölty, Uz, Klopstock and Stolberg. Schubert was particularly drawn to these influential German poets in 1815 and 1816, and there is many an unknown gem in this fascinating programme. The evening is divided into two parts with an hour's interval. Each part is introduced by John Warren, previously head of German and Austrian Studies at Oxford Brookes University.

    Part I: 5pm - 6pm
    Part II: 7pm - 8pm

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Sat, 2014-11-01 19:30
    Thames Concerts Series 2014/15: Concert II - Joseph Shiner, Frederick Brown
    Frederick Brown, Joseph Shiner
    St Andrew's Church Surbiton KT6 4DS
    United Kingdom

    For the second concert in this year's Thames Concerts series, Worshipful Company of Musicians' prize-winner Joseph Shiner is joined by regular accompanist Frederick Brown in a programme of enjoyably varied music for clarinet and piano. Sublime music performed by two talented young performers.

    Fantasy Sonata in E flat for Clarinet and Piano
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Two Songs
    Kate Whitley (1989-)
    3 Romanzen
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No 1 in F minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    3 Preludes
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
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    Wed, 2014-10-29 18:00
    A rose is a rose is a rose | Marije Rommes (soprano) and John Collis (piano)
    John Collis, Marije Rommes
    Crown Court Church of Scotland, Covent Garden London WC2B 5EZ
    United Kingdom
    If music be the food of love
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Sweeter than Roses from Pausanias
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    What can we poor females do?
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Man is for the woman made
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    With Verdure Clad from The Creation
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    To a wild rose
    Edward MacDowell (1860-1908)
    Au bord de l'eau
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Lydia, from '2 Songs'
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    La papillon et la fleur from 2 Songs
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Les roses d'Ispahan from 4 Songs
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Spring Fancies
    Sir Arthur Somervell (1863-1937)
    Rosenlied from 6 Songs
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Fleur des blés
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Chanson d'avril
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    Tarantelle
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 17:00
    The Schubert Project: Julius Drake and Bengt Forsberg
    Bengt Forsberg, Julius Drake
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Two renowned pianists come together to perform duets, including the glorious A flat Variations, D813.

    8 Variations on a Theme in A flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    From the New World - Oxford Philomusica
    Marios Papadopoulos, Mats Lidström, Natalia Lomeiko, Oxford Philomusica
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    Two of Oxford Philomusica’s distinguished principals, the Paganini International Violin Competition winner Natalia Lomeiko, and the internationally renowned cellist Mats Lidström, will perform as tonight’s soloists. Kol Nidrei stands amongst the celebrated cello compositions, transforming simple folk tunes into artful harmonies. Paganini’s Violin Concerto is a virtuosic tour de force full of technical wizardry yet melodic and strikingly beautiful. We conclude the concert with Dvorák’s famous fusion of his encounters with Native American music and his own European symphonic tradition.

    Kol Nidrei
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in E flat
    Nicolo Paganini (1782-1840)
    Symphony No 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
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    Sun, 2014-10-26 15:00
    Funomusica Family Concert
    Alasdair Malloy, Oxford Philomusica
    Oxford Town Hall Oxford OX1 1DS
    United Kingdom

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s the return of the mighty Funomusica! This action-packed programme shows off the superstrength, superspeed and supersound of the orchestra in an afternoon of family fun. Alasdair Molloy, aka The Kilted Crusader, will take us through some of the most famous themes and soundtracks from Planet Earth. Whether you’re a Superman or a Wonder Woman, come dressed as your favourite superhero!

    Concert most suitable for ages 4-8
    Concert ends at 4pm

    Pre-concert craft activities at 2pm