Catherine Hopper & The Doric String Quartet

25 October 2010, 7:00pm

7pm (free): Pre-concert talk
Richard Wigmore: "Meine Ruh' ist hin": Schubert's confessional "Rosamunde" Quartet and its relationship to his songs

The Doric Quartet, who are “in residence” at the Festival (performing the three Schumann quartets in rush-hour concerts on 20th, 27th and 29th),  join with the wonderful mezzo Catherine Hopper, who last appeared at the Festival in 2008 in the “Fifteen minutes of fame” alongside Sir Thomas Allen.

Together they perform Respighi’s masterpiece for mezzo and string quartet, Il Tramonto. Chausson’s darkly moving Chanson Perpétuelle is less well known but deserves to be heard more often, while Schubert’s “Rosamunde” quartet is of course one of the most popular works in the chamber repertoire.




Ernest Chausson (1855 - 1899)

Chanson Perpétuelle (for voice, string quartet and piano)


Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)

Violons dans le soir (for voice, violin and piano)


Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)

Two songs,. Op. 91 (for voice, viola and piano)

i. Gestillte Sehnsucht

ii. Geistliches Wiegenlied


Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936)

Il Tramonto (string quartet and voice)




Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)

Three songs:

Gretchen am Spinnrade

Suleika I

Die Götter Griechenlands


String Quartet in A minor, “Rosamunde”

2010 brochure

15 October 2010 | 9:00am

2010 Festival

Previous Event
Kathleen Ferrier Award Winner's Recital
24 October 2010, 7:00pm - 8:40pm
Next Event
The Bevan Sisters
26 October 2010, 7:00pm - 8:40pm

Help us with a Donation

We rely on the generosity of our supporters to help us continue to bring song to Oxford. Please consider making a donation today.

Make a Donation

Select Tickets