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OXFORD LIEDER FESTIVAL 11th–26th October 2013

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Th a n k Yo u To our supporters

SPONSORS AND TRUSTS Britten-Pears Foundation The Doris Field Charitable Trust Ernest Cook Trust Fenton Arts Trust The Fidelio Charitable Trust The Helena Oldacre Trust The Holst Foundation The Jean Meikle Music Trust Jesus College, Oxford & the Kohn Foundation Josephine Baker Trust The Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship Fund The Loveday Charitable Trust The Martin Smith Foundation Musik i Syd, Sweden The Nicholas John Trust The Patsy Wood Trust Panelock Systems Ltd. Sir Siegmund Warburg’s Voluntary Settlement The Tolkien Trust tru ff lehunter

PARTNERS Ashmolean Museum Britten in Oxford The Faculty of Music, University of Oxford Grenna Museum, Sweden The Guildhall School of Music and Drama National Opera Studio The Pitt Rivers Museum The Royal Academy of Music The Royal College of Music The Royal Northern College of Music SJE Arts St Edward’s Oxford The Warden & Scholars of New College, Oxford

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME A SPONSOR, PaRTNER OR FRIEND & help the OXFORD lieder festival too? JUST GO TO PAGE 24 TO FIND OUT HOW!

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We l c o m e

FROM OUR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Welcome to the 2013 Oxford Lieder Festival. I hope that you will find the following pages make for inspirational reading and that you’ll be tempted by many or all of the events on offer. This is the twelfth year of the Festival and I can say, hand on heart, that I think each year’s programme has been more impressive than the last, and 2013 is no exception. What doesn’t change about the Festival – and what I know many people hold most dear about it – is its warm and welcoming atmosphere, and its sense of sincerest music making. With more events than ever, the best way to experience the full range of the Festival is through the Festival Pass, which offers a huge saving and allows you to truly immerse yourself in all this wonderful music. For the first time this year, we have a package offer with one of Oxford’s leading hotels, which will be tempting to our visitors from further afield. Details on page 28. Please also consider joining the Friends of Oxford Lieder. There are a range of benefits for Friends, and we rely on this invaluable support. It’s easy to join up; see page 24. I look forward to welcoming you in person this October. Enjoy browsing!

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CONTENTS Box Office Details..........................................................................4 Concert & Event Listings.................................................... 5-23 Taking Part..........................................................................................8 Hotel Package................................................................................ 28 Tickets & Passes............................................................................ 29 Map & Directions................................................................... 30-31 Quick Reference Calendar.................................................... 32

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& further information Tickets to all events can be purchased from Tickets Oxford at the Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, OX1 2LW

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Day One

FRIDAY 11th october

1.30 pm Schools’ Project Concert

FREE

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM Join us in the spectacular atrium of the Ashmolean Museum to hear the remarkable creations in words and music of Oxfordshire pupils. Our inspirational workshop leaders help children from local primary schools create their own song cycle, based on Ashmolean exhibits – a truly uplifting way to begin the Lieder Festival.

2.30-4.30 pm Masterclass

FREE

TS Eliot THEATRE, Merton CollegE

Britten folksong masterclass with Iain Burnside Renowned pianist, broadcaster and writer Iain Burnside works with talented students from the University of Oxford on Benjamin Britten’s wonderful arrangements of traditional folksongs. In association with Britten in Oxford

7 pm Pre-concert talk by Richard Stokes 8 PM Opening Recital

£22

conc. £19

HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

Birgid Steinberger (soprano) JOHN MARK AINSLEY (tenor) Julius Drake (piano) Schumann – Myrthen , and songs by Schubert An all-star cast and glorious repertoire from two of the mainstay composers of song make for a perfect opening to the Festival. John Mark Ainsley and Birgid Steinberger join Julius Drake for Schumann’s Myrthen – his wedding present to his beloved Clara – which, while not often heard as a complete cycle, contains many of his most famous songs. Songs by Schubert complete the programme and introduce a theme of this year’s Festival; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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SATURDAY 12th october

day TH EM E: go eth e

The first week of the Festival features many settings of the great German DAY PASS poet and polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832). £30 Today’s study day examines his towering influence in all areas of culture and especially music. Two lectures and an accompanying lunchtime recital will be fascinating to all; both those familiar with Goethe’s work and those interested to find out more. Tonight’s 8pm concert continues our exploration of this remarkable man. Save by buying a Day Pass to all events on this day. 6

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11 am - 4 pm Goethe Study Day JACQUELINE DU PRÉ MUSIC BUILDING

£12

11 am Coffee & welcome 11.30 am “...words by Goethe”: Where it all begins. Talk by Jim Reed, Taylor Professor of German Language and Literature, Queen’s College, Oxford. 12.30 pm Lunch A light lunch will be available for purchase. 1.10 pm Lunchtime Concert

Klemens Sander (baritone) Deirdre Brenner (piano) Settings of Goethe by Schubert, Beethoven, Loewe, Medtner, Liszt and Ives Prize-winning baritone Klemens Sander is one of Austria’s brightest emerging stars, appearing regularly at the Theater an der Wien. He is joined by exceptional American pianist Deirdre Brenner in a programme that dwells on the peerless settings of Goethe by Franz Schubert, while also exploring some lesser-known settings by a range of other composers. 2.30 -4pm Schubert and Goethe Talk by John Warren, previously head of German and Austrian Studies at Oxford Brookes University. This talk includes a discussion from the performers’ perspective with Klemens Sander and Deirdre Brenner.

7 pm Pre-concert talk by Natasha Loges

8 pm Concert

£22

conc. £19

HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

LOUISE ALDER (soprano) Daniela Lehner (mezzo) NEAL DAVIES (baritone) Sholto Kynoch (piano) Settings of Goethe from Wilhelm Meister, by Schubert, Wolf & Schumann. Continuing today’s Goethe theme, this concert features settings of poems from his great novel Wilhelm Meister, meeting the characters Mignon, Philine and the Harper. Countless composers have set these poems; we focus on some of the greatest settings from Schumann, Schubert and Wolf. We are delighted to welcome Daniela Lehner and Neal Davies, both widely acknowledged as leading interpreters of the song repertoire. They are joined by emerging star Louise Alder, who scooped second prize at this year’s prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Awards. Generously supported by The Fidelio Charitable Trust and The Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship Fund

OXFORD LIEDER LIVE CDS Over the past three years, Oxford Lieder has programmed and recorded the complete songs of Hugo Wolf – a world first – for release on the label Stone Records. The final volumes will be recorded at this year’s Festival (12th, 14th and 17th); volumes one to nine are already available. CDs of Schubert and Britten are also being added to Oxford Lieder’s catalogue and will be on sale at the Festival.

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Ta ke Pa r t !

WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

There are numerous ways for singers of all abilities to take part in the Oxford Lieder Festival and experience the joy of singing for themselves.

FESTIVAL CHORUS

Thursday 3rd, Thursday 10th, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October | £30 Singers at all levels are invited to join the Festival Chorus, taking part in a series of four workshops with conductor Jonathan Williams and soprano Fiona Dobie, culminating in a performance of varied part songs at the Holywell Music Room. Music will be available well in advance.

MASTERCLASS FOR APPLICANTS TO MUSIC COLLEGE Wednesday 16th October, 2.30-5.30pm | £30

Robin Bowman was head of vocal studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and he gives a masterclass for singers or accompanists applying to music college.

BRING AND SING

Saturday 19th October, 12pm | Free Bring along a song of your choice and perform on the famous Holywell Music Room stage.

MASTERCLASS FOR ADULT AMATEUR SINGERS

Saturday 26th October, 11.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm | £35 A fabulous opportunity to receive individual coaching from a star of the international operatic stage and recital platform. Sarah Walker CBE holds posts at major London music colleges, and is dedicated to passing on her experience through masterclasses. For more information & to apply for a place at any of these events, email info@oxfordlieder.co.uk or call 07790 956657.

OXFORD LIEDER GOES TO TOWN! Saturday 5th & Saturday 12th October

Spot young singers in surprising locations in Oxford throughout the day; Browns Bar & Brasserie, the Randolph Hotel, Oxford Central Library and the Big Bang.

FAMILY CONCERTS

Sunday 13th & Saturday 19th October | Free, booking essential Dominic Harlan’s interactive family concert in 2012 was a spectacular event, which opened the excitement and pleasure of the song repertoire to a Holywell packed with young people, all completely captivated (not to mention their parents and grandparents!). Dominic has devised an entirely new programme for us this year. Book at www.ticketsoxford.com / 01865 305305.

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Day Three

SUNDAY 13th october

3 pm Family Concert HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

FREE

(booking essential)

Dominic Harlan (piano & narration) Sarah Gabriel (soprano) Philip Smith (baritone) See previous page for details of this interactive family concert.

4.30 pm Festival Chorus HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

FREE TO OBSERVERS

Jonathan Williams conducts a wonderful selection of part songs, open to all to hear free of charge. See previous page for details on taking part.

6.15 pm Choral Evensong THE QUEEN’S COLLEGE CHAPEL

FREE

Choral Evensong at Queen’s College this evening includes music by Fauré and Britten.

7 pm Pre-concert talk by Gavin Plumley 8 PM Concert

£22

conc. £19

HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

Sylvia Schwartz (soprano) Gary Matthewman (piano) “A European Journey” – Songs by Schubert, Fauré, Tosti, de Falla, Ravel and Britten Sylvia Schwartz is rapidly establishing herself as one of Europe’s most exciting lyric sopranos, receiving enthusiastic acclaim wherever she sings. Joined by pianist Gary Matthewman, she displays her phenomenal skill for languages, taking us on a journey through Europe that includes no fewer than six languages. An unmissable debut appearance at the Festival. This concert celebrates the memory of Jenny Dring, a devotee of Oxford Lieder, and is generously supported by her family.

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MONDAY 14th october

1.15 PM Britten Folksongs Recital

FREE

TS Eliot Room, Merton CollegE With Oxford University Music Students Following Iain Burnside’s masterclass on Friday 11th, the students who took part give a recital of Britten’s folksong arrangements. In association with Britten in Oxford

7 pm Pre-concert talk by Francis Lamport 8 pm Concert

£22

conc. £19

HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

LOUISE ALDER (soprano) CHRISTINE RICE (mezzo) Adrian Thompson (tenor) Roderick Williams (baritone) Sholto Kynoch (piano) Settings of Goethe by Wolf, Schubert, Zelter & Loewe The second concert covering Wolf’s complete settings of Goethe also features songs by Schubert, Zelter and Loewe, including Loewe’s stunning quartet, Gesang der Geister. Christine Rice, Adrian Thompson and Roderick Williams need little introduction as today’s leading singers. Together with prize-winning soprano Louise Alder, they are sure to illuminate even the most familiar repertoire, as well as introducing some lesserknown gems. Generously supported by The Helena Oldacre Trust

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Day Five

TUESDAY 15th october

1.10 pm Lunchtime Concert

£6

ST MICHAEL AT THE NORTH GATE CHURCH

Alessandro Fisher (tenor) Ricardo Gosalbo (piano) Young Artist Platform winners I For the first of this year’s lunchtime recitals, this exceptional young duo perform songs by Britten, Schubert, Poulenc and Hahn.

3.15pm-5.45pm Film Screening Phoenix Picture House

£7.50

conc. £6

Nocturne: introduced by Tony Palmer Tony Palmer’s films about Benjamin Britten have been widely acclaimed and we are delighted to host a screening of his latest film, Nocturne , which examines Britten’s uneasy relationship with the wider world and his role as a creative artist. Advance tickets (included in Festival Pass) can only be purchased directly from the Phoenix Picturehouse: 0871 902 5736 or online at www.picturehouses.co.uk

7 pm Pre-concert talk by Natasha Loges 8 PM Concert

£30 £22 £12

CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST

Sir Willard White (bass-baritone) Sylvia Kevorkian (soprano) Eugene Asti (piano) Brahms – Vier ernste Gesänge. Songs by Schubert, Quilter, Liszt and Berlioz. Sir Willard White makes a much-anticipated return to the Lieder Festival. Together with soprano Sylvia Kevorkian and pianist Eugene Asti, he brings a programme that includes Brahms’ late masterpieces, the “Four Serious Songs”. Schubert, Quilter, Liszt and Berlioz complete a wonderful evening of songs and duets. Please note: £12 tickets are unsighted

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wednesday 16th october

1.10 PM ‘ Lunch with Schubert’

£6

HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

BETHAN LANGFORD (mezzo) JOHANNES KAMMLER (baritone) LANA BODE (piano) Students of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama perform songs by Franz Schubert.

2.30-5 pm Masterclass HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

FREE TO OBSERVERS

Masterclass for music college applicants Robin Bowman is former head of vocal studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and he gives a masterclass for anyone applying to music college. See page 8 for details on taking part.

7 pm Pre-concert artist conversation 8 pm Concert

£22

conc. £19

HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

Roderick Williams (baritone) Andrew West (piano) Robert Saxton – Time and the Seasons (WORLD PREMIERE – commissioned by Oxford Lieder) Schumann – Dichterliebe Robert Saxton is one of today’s most highly regarded composers and his new song cycle, Time and the Seasons , which sets his own poetry, is Oxford Lieder’s most substantial commission to date. Coupled with this is Schumann’s cycle of Heine poetry, the “Poet’s love”, one of the pinnacles and most popular works of the entire song repertoire. Roderick Williams and Andrew West are certain to give a memorable, illuminating and inspiring rendition of both works. Robert Saxton’s Time and the Seasons was commissioned by Oxford Lieder with funding from the Britten-Pears Foundation and tru ff lehunter. This recital is generously supported by The Holst Foundation.

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Day Seven

Thursday 17th october

1.10 pm ‘Lunch with Schumann’

£6

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Michaela Parry (mezzo) Aaron O’Hare (baritone) James Hendry (piano) Talented students from the Royal Nothern College of Music perform an all-Schumann programme, in this beautiful city-centre church.

2.30-4 pm Open Workshop

FREE

SHULMAN AUDITORIUM, QUEEN’S COLLEGE Roger Hamilton and Giles Underwood lead a discussion/workshop on Britten’s realisations of Purcell songs. Working with postgraduate students, they explore how these differ from today’s conventions, asking how and why Britten approached Purcell. In association with Britten in Oxford

7 pm Pre-concert talk

by Lorraine Byrne Bodley

8 PM Concert

£22

conc. £19

holywell music room

Sophie Bevan (soprano) Andrew Kennedy (tenor) Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone) Sholto Kynoch (piano) Settings of Goethe by Wolf and Schubert. This concert is the conclusion of Oxford Lieder’s three-year project to perform and record the complete songs of Hugo Wolf. His epic collection of Goethe’s poetry concludes with three of his most profound songs; Prometheus, Ganymed and Grenzen der Menschheit , performed by an impressive team of singers. Selected SchubertGoethe settings complete the programme. Generously supported by The Fidelio Charitable Trust

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Day Eight

FRIDAY 18th october

DAY THEM E: Frozen lan dscapes an d wi nter jou rn eys Journeys both literal and in the mind, and often in cold climes, are a common theme in the song repertoire. Today we take a refreshing look at some examples of this, mixing the well-known with the less common and linking geographical realities with inner imaginings.

1.10 PM Lunchtime Concert HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

£6

5.45 PM Rush-Hour Concert HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

£10

ALICE ROSE PRIVETT (soprano) SAMUEL QUEEN (baritone) THOMAS PRIMROSE (piano)

Mark Stone (baritone) Sholto Kynoch (piano)

‘Der Winter kalt und wild’

Robert Louis Stevenson’s poems provide the text for this classic English song cycle, which reflects Vaughan Williams’ preoccupation with both Schubert and English folk song.

A winter-themed programme of songs by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Strauss and Brahms, given by students from the Royal Academy of Music.

2.30 -5.15pm Pitt Rivers Museum

FREE

Spend the afternoon in the gloriously eclectic Pitt Rivers Museum. There will be live music at intervals, a slide-show of remarkable photographs from the Andrée Expedition (see 10pm concert) and a specially-designed paper trail guiding you around exhibits relating to our day theme: Inuit clothing, mammoth ivory carvings, and other fascinating items. At 4.45pm, after the Museum closes to the general public, there will be a talk given by Museum curator Dr Laura Peers on the Museum’s Arctic collection. This event will end in time to get back to the Holywell Music Room for the 5.45pm concert.

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Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs of Travel

7 pm Pre-concert talk by Peter Clarkson MBE, Emeritus Associate, the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge.

£22

conc. £19

8 pm Concert

HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

Robert Murray (tenor) Andrew West (piano) Seán Street (narrator) Schubert – Winterreise Schubert’s extraordinary settings of Wilhelm Müller’s depiction of a young man’s bitter sense of betrayal and his subsequent winter journey are perfectly complemented by readings from Captain Scott’s diaries of his doomed polar expedition. We are delighted to welcome back Robert Murray and Andrew West after their triumphant OLF 2012 recital.

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10 pm Late-Night Concert New College Ante-Chapel

£12

Mark Stone (baritone) Sholto Kynoch (piano) Dominick Argento – The Andrée Expedition Salomon Andrée’s attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon was a disaster that captured the attention of the world, especially Sweden, both at the time in 1897 and at the discovery in 1930 of their final camp. This discovery uncovered remarkably detailed photos (see afternoon event) and diaries, movingly set to music by American composer Dominick Argento. Generously supported by Musik i Syd, Sweden

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SATURDAY 19th october

WEEKEN D THEM E: BENJAM I N BR ITTEN 12 PM ‘Bring and Sing’ HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

WEEKEND PASS

£70

FREE to OBSERVE

Open to observers free of charge. See page 8 for details on taking part.

2- 4.30 pm Masterclass NEW COLLEGE ANTE-CHAPEL

£10

conc. £5

7 pm Pre-concert talk

by Richard Wigmore

£22

conc. £19

James Bowman is one of the world’s best-known countertenors and leads a masterclass and discussion on Britten.

8 pm Concert

In association with Britten in Oxford

STEPHAN LOGES (baritone) Michael Dussek (piano)

2 .30 PM Family Concert

Britten – Songs & Proverbs of William Blake Schubert – Schwanengesang

HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

FREE

(booking essential)

A repeat of the concert on Sunday 13th (see page 8 for details)

5.30 PM Concert HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

£12

Benjamin Hulett (tenor) Sholto Kynoch (piano) Britten – Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, The Red Cockatoo and Other Songs Schumann – Liederkreis, Op. 24 and songs by Clara Schumann Tenor Benjamin Hulett has an increasingly impressive reputation on the song and opera stages of Europe. He made a great impression at last year’s Festival in songs of Hugo Wolf, and returns this year with Britten’s ecstatic settings of Michelangelo and Schumann’s exquisite Heine Liederkreis .

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German baritone Stephan Loges makes a welcome return to the Festival, joined tonight by equally renowned pianist Michael Dussek. The programme includes Britten’s Songs & Proverbs of William Blake , written in the post-war years for Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and Schubert’s final collection of songs; settings of Rellstab and Heine, his “swan song”.

10 pm Late-Night Concert new college ante-chapel

£12

Joshua Ellicott (tenor) Simon Lepper (piano) Britten –Who are these Children? Works by Finzi and Schumann Britten’s settings of Soutar reflect both the innocence and dangers of childhood and form the backbone of tonight’s recital, given by two increasingly renowned and deeply communicative artists.

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Day Ten

SUNDAY 20th october

6.45 pm Concert HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

FREE

The Francoise-Green Piano Duo

10 AM - 6 PM Master Course Day One

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£3

THE NORTH WALL ARTS CENTRE Course Leader: Roger Vignoles Guest Tutor: Fiona Dobie We are delighted to welcome Roger Vignoles to lead this year’s Oxford Lieder Master Course. He has been a regular guest tutor in the past and his classes are always insightful and fascinating for participants and audience alike. Observer tickets: any one session (am or pm) £3 / Day Pass £5 / Four-day Pass £15

5 pm Concert holywell music room

£12

Ciara Hendrick (mezzo) Libby Burgess (piano) Britten – A Charm of Lullabies & Cabaret Songs Schumann – Frauenliebe und -leben Ciara Hendrick and Libby Burgess have both appeared regularly at the Lieder Festival, most recently in composition workshops held with the Faculty of Music. Today they perform Britten’s two cycles for mezzo alongside one of Schumann’s most popular works. They also present three short songs by Oxford University student composers.

Britten - Introduction & Rondo alla Burlesca McPhee - Arrangements of Balinese Gamelan Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge (arr. McPhee). As a scintillating extra to our Britten weekend, this prize-winning piano duo present an early-evening concert in place of a pre-concert talk. One of Britten’s only works for two pianos is set alongside Colin McPhee’s arrangment of Balinese gamelan music: Britten had visited Bali and was fascinated by the music he heard there. He famously recorded these arrangements with McPhee.

8 pm ‘Britten Remembered’ HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

£22

conc. £19

James Bowman (countertenor) Andrew Plant (piano) James Bowman worked with Britten and as a finale to our Britten weekend he and Andrew Plant give a performance that includes a number of Britten’s songs and arrangements as well as other works Britten cherished. James will also talk about his experiences with Britten, including creating the “Voice of Apollo” in Britten’s Death in Venice .

‘15 Minutes of Fame’ – At the start of this evening’s concert, rising star tenor Edmund Hastings and pianist Finnegan Downie Dear will give a short showcase performance.

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MONDAY 21ST october

10 AM - 6 PM Master Course Day Two

FROM

£3

THE NORTH WALL ARTS CENTRE Course Leader: Roger Vignoles Guest Tutor: Andrew West Any one session (morning or afternoon) £3 Day Pass £5 | 4-day Pass £15. Master Course Public Sessions: Sun 20th – Wed 23rd October

7 pm Pre-concert talk by Philip Bullock 8 pm Concert

£22

conc. £19

HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

JOAN RODGERS (soprano) THE PHOENIX PIANO TRIO Schumann – Phantasiestücke, Op. 88 & selected songs Britten – The Poet’s Echo Shostakovich – Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok Joan Rodgers is renowned as one of the foremost interpreters of Russian repertoire and tonight she performs Britten’s only work in Russian as well as the remarkable settings of poems by Alexander Blok by Britten’s friend, Shostakovich. For these songs, she is joined by the Phoenix Piano Trio. A first half of Schumann songs and his ravishing Phantasiestücke completes a memorable evening. You may also like: Britten Weekend (pages 16-17)

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Day Twelve

TUESDAY 22ND october

10 Am - 6 pm Master Course Day Three

FROM

£3

THE NORTH WALL ARTS CENTRE Course Leader: Roger Vignoles Guest Tutor: John Mark Ainsley Any one session (morning or afternoon) £3 Day Pass £5 | 4-day Pass £15.

You may also like: Master Course Participants’ Concert (page 21)

7 pm Pre-concert talk by Laura Tunbridge 8 PM Concert

£22

conc. £19

holywell music room

Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone) Imogen Cooper (piano) Schubert – Settings of Mayrhofer Simply an unmissable concert. This longestablished duo perform settings of Mayrhofer, Schubert’s close friend and second only to Goethe in sheer volume of poems set by the great composer. Wolfgang Holzmair’s extraordinary understanding and delivery of texts always guarantees a remarkable recital. He is joined by his long-standing collaborator Imogen Cooper, one of the world’s great pianists, who is particularly renowned for her interpretations of Schubert. Generously supported by The Loveday Charitable Trust

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WEDNESDAY 23RD october

10 AM - 6 PM Master Course Day Four

FROM

£3

THE NORTH WALL ARTS CENTRE Course Leader: Roger Vignoles Guest Tutor: Wolfgang Holzmair Any one session (morning or afternoon) £3 Day Pass £5 | 4-day Pass £15.

5.45 PM Rush-Hour Recital

£6

HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

Rosalind Coad (soprano) GregORY Drott (piano) Young Artist Platform Winners II

‘Fish in the unruffled lakes’: songs by Britten, Schubert, Liszt and Schumann For the second of our Young Artist Platform recitals, this outstanding duo’s programme features songs of water, rivers and their legends.

7 pm Pre-concert talk by Ian Partridge 8 pm Concert

£22

conc. £19

HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

Toby Spence (tenor) Julian Milford (piano) Britten – The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Songs by Purcell, Beethoven and Brahms Toby Spence is one of the foremost British singers today. He and pianist Julian Milford perform Britten’s remarkable settings of John Donne. Written in 1945 after Britten and Yehudi Menuhin had visited German concentration camps, these songs are heavily influenced by Purcell, who also features in tonight’s programme, alongside songs by Brahms and Beethoven. Generously supported by Charles & Rachel Henderson

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Day Fourteen

THURSDAY 24TH october

1.10 pm Lunchtime Concert HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

£6

Kangmin Justin Kim (countertenor) Sachika Taniyama (piano) Young Artist Platform Winners III

Songs by Schubert, Poulenc and Warlock Schubert’s magisterial settings of Heine (from Schwanengesang) are at the heart of this programme, given by astonishing Korean countertenor Kangmin Justin Kim, who was a clear winner at this year’s Young Artist Platform, with exceptional pianist Sachika Taniyama.

7 pm Pre-concert conversation with Roger Vignoles

8 PM Master Course Concert

£12

holywell music room

Master Course participants’ concert, introduced by Roger Vignoles The exceptional students from this year’s Master Course give their final concert, always a highlight of the Festival. The programme is devised by Roger Vignoles, based on what he has heard and worked on over the course. This is a perfect concert for those who have followed the progress of the students over the week and for anyone wishing to hear a varied programme, inspiringly delivered by top emerging professionals. Generously supported by the Fenton Arts Trust

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Da y F i f t e e n FRIDAY 25TH october

1.10 PM Lunchtime Concert

£6

HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

NicK Pritchard (tenor) Nicholas Morton (baritone) Ian Tindale (piano) Our lunchtime series concludes with star students from the Royal College of Music, who perform songs by Schubert and Britten.

7 pm Pre-concert talk by Richard Stokes 8 pm Concert

£22

conc. £19

HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM

Christoph Prégardien (tenor) Roger Vignoles (piano) Songs by Schubert, Mahler, Brahms and Mendelssohn Two of the world’s best-known lieder performers join forces for a recital that includes Mahler songs from the collection of folk poetry Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Schubert’s late settings of Ernst Schulze, alongside works by Brahms and Mendelssohn. Roger Vignoles concludes his week-long residency at the Festival with this concert. World-renowned German tenor Christoph Prégardien makes his first appearance at the Lieder Festival in what is sure to be a sell-out occasion. Generously Supported by The Martin Smith Foundation

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Day Sixteen - final day! SATURDAY 26TH october

11 am-12.30 pm & 1.30-3.30 pm Masterclass for Adult Amateur Singers

FREE TO OBSERVE

Shulman Auditorium, Queen’s College Today we welcome the world-renowned mezzo Sarah Walker CBE who will give a public masterclass for adult amateur singers. See page 8 for details of how to take part.

5 pm National Opera Studio Recital CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST

£10

Maria Fiselier (mezzo) Luis Gomes (tenor) Jesse Wong (piano) Wagner – Wesendonck Lieder and songs by Verdi Through our new partnership with the NOS, we welcome three exceptional trainees in a celebration of two anniversary-year composers, both known for their operas. Today they are represented by their song writing, including Wagner’s deeply sensuous settings of Mathilde Wesendonck. Generously supported by The Nicholas John Trust

7 pm Pre-concert talk by Richard Wigmore 8 PM Closing Concert

£30 £22 £12

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Kate Royal (soprano) Sholto Kynoch (piano) Songs by Schubert, Strauss and Mahler Throughout her rapid rise to international stardom on the operatic stage, Kate Royal (a National Opera Studio alumna – see 5pm concert) has retained a reputation for her commitment to the recital platform and her song recordings have been widely acclaimed. She closes the 2013 Festival with a first half of Schubert songs followed by a wonderful selection of Strauss and Mahler. Please note: £12 tickets are unsighted Generously supported by tru ff lehunter

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Oxford Lieder relies on the invaluable support of the Friends of Oxford Lieder to ensure the continuation of the annual Festival and our year-round events. The cumulative effect of the Friends makes a huge difference to our ongoing success. If you would like to become a Friend of the Festival, please download the Friends form from www.oxfordlieder.co.uk, email your postal address to info@oxfordlieder.co.uk or call 07790 956657 and we’ll post a form to you. Annual subscription starts at: £30 (single membership) OR £45 (double membership, i.e. 2 people at the same address) Friends’ benefits include: • Advance booking period • Complimentary programmes at all Oxford Lieder concerts • Invitations to exclusive receptions at the beginning and end of the Festival • Exclusive Friends’ events during the year

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With heartfelt thank s TO OUR FRIENDS & SPONSORS

FRIENDS PATRON Ian Partridge CBE

HEROES Hilary Forsyth, Nigel & Griselda Hamway, Robert & Caroline Jackson, Mark & Liza Loveday.

MUSES Robert & Elisabeth Boas, John Dring, Edward Knighton, Stephen Mitchell, Sir Curtis Price, Martin & Elise Smith, Ulrike Wilson.

SWEETHEARTS Susannah Blackshaw & Michael Humphries, Sarah & Andrew Dixon, John & Gay Drysdale, David & April Gladstone, Catherine & Roy Goode, Charles & Rachel Henderson, John & Julia Melvin, Helen Millard, Peter Mothersole, Anne Ozorio, Nancy-Jane Rucker & Benjamin Thompson, Peter Schofield, Tom Snijders, Geraldine Terry & Andrew Baxter, Tom & Sonya Ulrich, Sarah Verney Caird, Katy & David Weston, Carmen Wheatley.

WANDERERS John Alexander, Caroline Banszky, Michael & Lorna Bourdeaux, Prof. & Mrs Alan Bowman, Penny Clark, Tom & Gill Cox, Terry Cudbird, Celia & Andrew Curran, John De’Ath & Sonia Brough, Frank & Delphine Defty, Anne-Marie & Nick Edgell, Birnie & Claire Evans, Peter Glazebrook, Jane & Peter Goddard, Ray & Pauline Hartman, Howard & Ann Hunt, Nicola Keane, Robert & Sarah Kynoch, Donald Lane, Janet Lincé, Elizabeth Longrigg, Drs. Andrew & P. Markus, Judy Marsden, Gillies McKenna, Chisholm & Gay Ogg, David Pendrill, Andrew Reekie, Frances Ruck Keene, James Tothill, Gerry Wakelin, John White & Carolyn Walton.

SONGSTERS Paul Allatt & Peter Smith, Joanna Brendon, Richenda Buxton & Michael Barley, John & Jan Campbell, Nicholas Chambers, Tony Faint, Margaret Forrest, Nick & Sarah Friend, Mark & Deborah Hofman, Caroline & Ian Laing, Julian Hall & Ingrid Lunt, Lesley Harding, Jim & Sue Hastings, Janet Hawkes, Barry & Trish Hedges, Geoffrey & Patricia Hubbard, Mary-Louise Hume, Max Lehmann, Tony Phelan, Josephine Rado, David & Cita Suratgar, Helen Thornton, Hugo Tucker & Ingrid de Smet, Christopher & Anne Watson. As well as the many Friends of Oxford Lieder and those supporters who wish to remain anonymous.

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Our Festival Team MAKING IT HAPPEN!

PATRON.......................................Sir Thomas Allen CBE FRIENDS PATRON................Ian Partridge CBE ADVISORY BOARD.............Olaf Bär, Prof. Barry Ife CBE, Graham Johnson OBE, Malcolm Martineau, Sir Michael Scholar KCB, Richard Stokes, Sarah Walker CBE TRUSTEES....................................Dr Hilary Forsyth, Julian Hall, Nigel Hamway, Geraldine Terry, Sarah Verney Caird, Dr Christopher Watson ARTISTIC DIRECTOR.........Sholto Kynoch ADMINISTRATION..............Laura Ashby DEVELOPMENT......................Peter Burrows EDUCATION.............................Martin Peters FRIENDS.......................................Hilary Forsyth & Morag Crowther PRESS...............................................Clare Adams & Tei Williams ADMIN ASSISTANT.............Helen Forey DESIGN.........................................Georgina Harty WEBSITE.......................................Tom King FESTIVAL PHOTOS..............Christine Haldane, Raphaëlle Photography COVER PHOTO......................Mim Saxl Photography Oxford Lieder Limited is a company limited by guarantee. Registered Office: 37 Fairacres Road, Oxford, OX4 1TH Registered in England No. 5485276 Registered Charity No. 1111458

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Looking Ahead...

OXFORD LIEDER FESTIVAL 2014 The Schubert Project 10th October – 1st November 2014 The songs of Franz Schubert have been at the core of the Festival since its all-Schubert inception in 2002, and in October 2014 Oxford will see the first ever complete performance of his remarkable body of songs in a three-week extravaganza. In his all too short life - just 31 years - Schubert wrote some 650 songs. Many are perfect masterpieces, most are exquisite, and not one is without merit and interest. Around the songs, other music and a host of cultural events will illuminate the Vienna that Schubert inhabited; a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the full breadth and inspiration of this remarkable composer. Over three weeks there will be over fifty concerts. Artists already confirmed for recitals include Sir Thomas Allen, Sarah Connolly, James Gilchrist, Robert Holl, Wolfgang Holzmair, Sophie Karthäuser, Angelika Kirchschlager, Stephan Loges, Christopher Maltman, Daniel Norman, Birgid Steinberger, Roderick Williams and more. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Doric String Quartet and the Schubert Ensemble will be amongst our partners for chamber and orchestral music. The Ashmolean Museum and the Bodleian Library will be two of numerous cultural partners. More details will be available soon on our website www.oxfordlieder.co.uk; put the dates in your diaries now!

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For those who love art song, though, the best

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Visiting Oxford

SPECIAL HOTEL / TICKET PACKAGES

Oxford Lieder has teamed up with the exclusive Old Bank Hotel in central Oxford to offer three special packages during the Festival. Take your pick from our packed opening weekend, a one-night stay to hear Sir Willard White as well as some of our outstanding Young Artists, or the exciting Britten Weekend. Book through our website, where you can also find more extensive information on these packages. Prices include accommodation (with parking, wifi and breakfast) and concert tickets. A welcome pack, including tickets and programmes, will be in your room on arrival.

OPENING WEEKEND | 11th–13th October inclusive Tickets to all concerts on 11th, 12th and 13th; see pages 5-9 for details. Accommodation (with breakfast) on nights of 11th, 12th and (optional) 13th October. For two people: £870 (without accommodation on 13th: £670) For one person: £765 (without accommodation on 13th: £580)

SIR WILLARD WHITE | 15th October Tickets to our Young Artist recital at lunchtime, the afternoon screening of Tony Palmer’s Nocturne and Sir Willard White’s recital; see page 11 for details. Accommodation (with breakfast) on night of 15th October. For two people: £270 For one person: £220

BRITTEN CELEBRATION | 19th–21st October inclusive Tickets to our Britten recitals on 19th, 20th and 21st: see pages 16-18 for details. Accommodation (with breakfast) on nights of 19th, 20th and 21st. For two people: £830 (add tickets and accommodation on 18th: £1,170) For one person: £715 (add tickets and accommodation on 18th: £1,000) VISIT www.oxfordlieder.co.uk/packages for full details and booking.

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Tickets & Passes prices & details

Passes

Tickets

Festival Pass | £300 (conc. £275)

Tickets CAN BE PURCHASED FROM TICKETS Oxford

Passes gain entry to all concerts, masterclasses (not including participation) and the ‘Festival Chorus’ workshops. Passes represent a saving of over 35%.

Oxford Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, Oxford

Week 1 Pass | £180 (conc. £165) Fri 11th – Sat 19th October inclusive

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Week 2 Pass | £180 (conc. £165)

Fri 18th – Sat 26th October inclusive

Goethe Day Pass | £30

Access to all talks and recitals on Sat 12th October

BRITTEN WEEKEND PASS | £70 Access to all events on Sat 19th and Sun 20th October

Passes can be purchased from Tickets Oxford or by writing to Oxford Lieder, 28 Percy Street, Oxford OX4 3AA enclosing a cheque made payable to ‘Oxford Lieder’. You can also email info@oxfordlieder.co.uk and reserve a pass for collection at the first event you attend.

www.ticketsoxford.com Tickets can also be purchased on the door (subject to availability)

Discounts & Offers Concessionary Prices are available at many concerts to over 60s, under 18s and registered disabled. Student Tickets at just £5 are available for every concert (on the door only, subject to availability). Students can also pick up a loyalty card and get every fourth concert free. Special Offer*: book tickets for five or more concerts at the same time by telephone and receive a 10% discount. *Please note that this offer is not available for bookings made online.

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Concerts at a glance - October 2013 FRI 11 SAT 12 SUN 13 MON 14 TUE 15 WED 16 THU 17

FRI 18

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MON 21 TUE 22 WED 23 THU 24 FRI 25 SAT 26

1.30PM

Ashmolean Museum

Schools’ Project Concert

8pm

Holywell Music Room

Opening Recital: Steinberger, Ainsley, Drake

11am - 4pm

JdP Music Building

Goethe Study Day with lunchtime concert

8PM

Holywell Music Room

Goethe Settings I: Alder, Lehner, Davies, Kynoch

3PM

Holywell Music Room

Family Concert with Dominic Harlan

4.30 PM

Holywell Music Room

Festival Chorus conducted by Jonathan Williams

8 PM

Holywell Music Room

Sylvia Schwartz & Gary Matthewman

1.15PM

TS Eliot Theatre

Britten Folksongs Recital

8PM

Holywell Music Room

Goethe Settings II: Alder, Rice, Thompson, Williams

1.10PM

St Michael at the North Gate Young Artists Platform I: Fisher, Gosalbo

3.15 pM

Phoenix Picturehouse

8PM

Church of St John the Evangelist Sir Willard White, Sylvia Kevorkian, Eugene Asti

1.10pm

Holywell Music Room

‘Lunch with Schubert’ (GSMD)

8PM

Holywell Music Room

Roderick Williams & Andrew West

Film Screening: Tony Palmer’s Nocturne

1.10PM

St Michael at the North Gate ‘Lunch with Schumann’ (RNCM)

8PM

Holywell Music Room

Goethe Settings III: Bevan, Kennedy, Lemalu, Kynoch

1.10PM

Holywell Music Room

Lunchtime Recital (RAM)

5.45PM

Holywell Music Room

Songs of Travel: Mark Stone & Sholto Kynoch

8PM

Holywell Music Room

Winterreise: Murray, Street, West

10PM

New College Ante-Chapel

Late-Night Concert: Stone, Kynoch

2.30pm

Holywell Music Room

Family Concert with Dominic Harlan

5.30pm

Holywell Music Room

Benjamin Hulett & Sholto Kynoch

8pm

Holywell Music Room

Stephan Loges & Michael Dussek

10PM

New College Ante-Chapel

Late-Night Concert: Ellicott, Lepper

10am - 6 pm North Wall Arts Centre

Master Course Day I with Vignoles & Dobie

5pm

Holywell Music Room

Ciara Hendrick & Libby Burgess

6.45pm

Holywell Music Room

The Francoise-Green Piano Duo

8pm

Holywell Music Room

‘Britten Remembered’: Bowman, Plant

10am - 6 pm North Wall Arts Centre Holywell Music Room 8pm

Joan Rodgers & The Phoenix Piano Trio

10am - 6 pm North Wall Arts Centre

Master Course Day III with Vignoles & Ainsley

8pm

Wolfgang Holzmair & Imogen Cooper

Holywell Music Room

Master Course Day II with Vignoles & West

10am - 6 pm North Wall Arts Centre

Master Course Day IV with Vignoles & Holzmair

5.45pm

Holywell Music Room

Young Artists Platform II: Coad, Drott

8pm

Holywell Music Room

Toby Spence & Julian Milford

1.10pm

Holywell Music Room

Young Artists Platform III: Kim, Taniyama

8pm

Holywell Music Room

Master Course Concert introduced by Roger Vignoles

1.10pm

Holywell Music Room

Lunchtime Recital (RCM)

8pm

Holywell Music Room

Christoph Prégardien & Roger Vignoles

5pm

Church of St John the Evangelist National Opera Studio: Fiselier, Gomes, Wong

8pm

Church of St John the Evangelist Closing Concert : Kate Royal & Sholto Kynoch

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