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October 2017
21 Oct

Oxford Lieder Festival 2017 – Masterclass for Music College Applicants with Robin Bowman

Robin Bowman leads a class for those aspiring to study music at college. Free to observers. To book a performance place, please buy a ticket. Sophie will be in touch within 5 working days from receipt of your booking. If you have any questions prior to making a booking, please…

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21 Oct

Oxford Lieder Festival 2017 – Showcase Recital: Joel Williams (tenor), James Atkinson (baritone), João Araújo (piano)

Three outstanding young musicians give this year’s Royal College of Music platform recital, including works by Brahms and settings of Rückert by Schumann.

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21 Oct

Oxford Lieder Festival 2017 – Rückert Lieder: Sylvia Schwartz (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

The dazzling soprano Sylvia Schwartz returns to the Festival to perform Mahler’s five settings of Rückert: an extraordinary meeting of words and music. The programme also includes songs by Reger and Strauss.

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21 Oct

Jonathan Powell (Piano)

Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Klavierstücke are highly diverse. They take the listener on an extraordinary journey from the post-Webernian (no. 5), through meditative incantation (no. 9), extreme violence (no. 10) to the melody-driven narrative of no. 12, an excerpt from his opera cycle Licht. Tristan Murail’s Territoires de l’oubli is probably the…

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22 Oct

Coffee Concert

This week's Coffee Concert features Viv Mclean with the Adderbury Ensemble performing Dvorak's Piano Quintet No. 2 and Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 74 'Harp'.

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22 Oct

Mahler: Reader, Thinker, Composer

Mahler has been celebrated since his own day not just for his musical gifts, but also for his wide-ranging literary and intellectual interests. This Study Day will explore the world of the mind behind the music, focusing particularly on the songs which are an equal legacy to his symphonies. Talks…

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22 Oct

Oxford Lieder Festival 2017 – Mahler: Reader, Thinker, Composer: Christina Sidak (mezzo-soprano) and Deirdre Brenner (piano)

Christina Sidak, one of Austria’s most exciting young mezzos, and superb American pianist Deirdre Brenner perform songs by Gustav and Alma Mahler, and other repertoire that features in the day’s discussions, including songs by Schubert and Schumann.

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22 Oct

Oxford Lieder Festival 2017 – From Vienna to Moscow: Michael Mofidian (bass-baritone), Keval Shah (piano)

Bass-baritone Michael Mofidian and Keval Shah gave an exceptional recital at the Spring Weekend of Song auditions for the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platforms. They were clear winners (joint with Peter Harris and Hamish Brown, who give their showcase recital on Satuday 14 October) and today give their Festival recital…

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22 Oct

Oxford Lieder Festival 2017 – Sibelius & Mahler: Maria Forsström (mezzo-soprano), Matti Hirvonen (piano)

In the centenary year of Finnish independence, it seems apt to celebrate the country’s greatest composer, Jean Sibelius, who met Mahler in 1907. Following a selection of Sibelius songs, this exceptional duo of Swedish artists perform Mahler’s profoundly moving Kindertotenlieder.

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23 Oct

Bate Collection: Family Friendly Events

Gallery activities including trails, colouring and word-searches.

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