Christiane Stotijn & Julius Drake

21 October 2007, 4:00pm

Christianne Stotijn puts her deep, attractive mezzo-soprano to the service of a sure and sensitive musicianship.
Washington Post
Christianne is obviously a singer of the highest calibre and gave an impressive, poised and well-executed performance from start to finish.
Daily Info, The Oxford Lieder Festival 2004

Christianne Stotijn last came to The Oxford Lieder Festival in 2004, since which time her career has taken off in the most spectacular way. As well as receiving an Echo Rising Stars Award and the Borletti Buitoni Award, she has worked with conductors such as Sir Andrew Davis, Philippe Herreweghe and Bernard Haitink, and has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus and the Musikverein in Vienna, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. She works regularly with pianist Julius Drake, by now a familiar face at the Festival, with whom she recorded her second highly acclaimed recital disc of Mahler songs.

Grieg’s Op. 48 songs are some of his only works that set German texts, including Goethe’s famed “Zur Rosenzeit”. They are a captivating set, from the shoulder-shrugging “Lauf der Welt” (“way of the world”) to the thunderous climax of “Ein Traum”. Maintaining a Scandinavian flavour, Christianne Stotijn and Julius Drake will also perform Schumann’s beautiful settings of Hans Christian Andersen. The second half will include Brahms’ Vier ernste Gesänge (“Four serious songs”), which contain some of his most personal and profound writing.

Recital supported by The Helena Oldacre Trust

Eduard Grieg (1843 - 1907)

Six Songs, Op. 48

i. Gruss (Heinrich Heine: 1797 - 1856)

ii. Dereinst, Gedanke mein (Emaunel von Geibel: 1815 - 1884)

iii. Lauf der Welt (Ludwig Uhland: 1782 - 1862)

iv. Die verschwiegene Nachtigall (after Walther von der Vogelweide: c. 1170 - c. 1230)

v. Zur Rosenzeit (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: 1749 - 1832)

vi. Ein traum (Friedrich von Bodenstedt: 1819 - 1892)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Bei Dir sind meine Gedanken (Friedrich Halm: 1806 - 1871), Op. 95, No. 2

In stiller Nacht (Friedrich Spee von Langenfled: 1591 - 1635), from the Deutsche Volkslieder

Da unten im Tale (anon.), from the Deutsche Volkslieder

Nicht mehr zu Dir zu gehen (Georg Friedrich Daumer: 1800 - 1875), Op. 32, no. 2

Der Tod das ist die kühle Nacht (Heinrich Heine: 1797 - 1856), Op. 96, no. 1

Über die Heide (Theodor Storm: 1817 - 1888), Op. 86, no. 4

Auf dem Kirchhofe (Detlev von Liliencron: 1844 - 1909) Op. 105, no. 4


Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)

Andersen Lieder Op. 40



Der Soldat

Der Spielmann

Verratene Liebe

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)

Vier Ernste Gesänge

Denn es gehet dem Menschen (Prediger Salomo, Kap.3)

Ich wandte mich ( Prediger Salomo, Kap.4)

O Tod,wie bitter bist du ( Jesus Sirach Kap.41)

Wenn ich mit Menschen-und mit Engelszungen redete (Paulus an die Korinther,Kap.13)
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