Saturday 11 January 2014

Oxford Lieder's Schubert Project

Schubert Lieder Year by Year
This year's Oxford Lieder Festival is planned to be something special. Between 10 October and 1 November 2014 they will be performing every single song which Schubert wrote, that is over 650 songs. Names already confirmed for recitals include Sir Thomas Allen, Sarah Connolly, Sophie Daneman, William Dazelely, James Gilchrist, Robert Holl, Wolfgang Holzmair, Sophie Karthäuser, Angelika Kirchschlager, Stephan Loges, Christopher Maltman, Mark Padmore, Christoph Prégardien, Birgid Steinberger, Roderick Williams and pianists Eugene Asti, Julius Drake, Graham Johnson and Roger Vignoles amongst others.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Doric String Quartet and the Schubert Ensemble will be among the partners for chamber and orchestral music. Pianist Imogen Cooper will perform Schubert’s great final sonata in B flat, D960.

To help support the festival you can sponsor a song for as little as £25.

To celebrate the launch of a project there is a new disc, Schubert Lieder Year by Year on Stone Records with a lied from each year of his composing career, 19 songs starting with Der Vatermorder D10 and finishing with Die Taubenpost D966a,  performed by Mary Bevan, Raphaela Papadakis, Anna Huntley, James Gilchrist, Benjamin Hulett, Daniel Norman, Marcus Farnsworth, Sholto Kynoch.

A song from the disc, Schubert's Erlkönig performed by Daniel Norman and Sholto Kynoch has been released with a specially commissioned film directed and designed by Jeremy Bidgood

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