The 15th Oxford Lieder Festival began on 14 October and continues until 29 October, with the music of Schumann firmly in its sights. In collaboration with a number of partners, including the Faculty of Music, and via a busy schedule of recitals and other events, the Festival presents The Schumann Project: ‘the light and shade of Romanticism’. It offers a unique survey of Schumann’s complete songs.
On 28 October Professor Laura Tunbridge leads a study day devoted to Schumann’s late works and his legacy, including talks, recitals, a performance from the Faculty’s Ensemble ISIS, as well as a lecture by composer Robin Holloway on the importance of Schumann for his own work.
In collaboration with TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, Laura is also ‘unlocking late Schumann’ on behalf of the Festival. Along with a research assistant, she is producing a series of podcasts and other materials for the web, and for use in pre-concert discussions and study days, that support the Festival’s programme. Further information and links to the podcasts can be found here.