Goethe Study Day

12 October 2013, 10:00am - 3:00pm

The first week of this year’s Festival features many settings of the great German poet and polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Today’s study day examines his towering influence in all areas of culture and especially music. The two lectures and accompanying recital should be fascinating to all, both those familiar with Goethe’s work and those interested to find out more. The subsequent 8pm concert continues our exploratin of this remarkable man. Save by buying a Day Pass to all events on this day.

Schedule of the day:

11am – Coffee and welcome

11.30am – Introduction to Goethe, given by Jim Reed, Taylor Professor of German Language and Literature, Queen’s College, Oxford.

12.30pm – Lunch. A light lunch will be available for purchase.

1.10pm – Recital given by Klemens Sander (baritone) & Deirdre Brenner (piano)
Settings of Goethe by Schubert, Beethoven, Loewe, Medtner, Liszt and Ives. (Full programme below)

This recital is generously sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum

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 half on the peerless settings of Goethe by Franz Schubert, while also exploring some lesser-known settings by a range of other composers.

2.30pm – Schubert & Goethe, given by John Warren (previously head of German and Austrian studies at Oxford Brookes University), including a discussion from the performer’s perspective with Klemens Sander and Deirdre Brenner.

4pm – End

Lunchtime Concert Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sehnsucht, Op. 83, no. 2

Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951)


Liszt (1811-1886)

Freudvoll und Leidvoll

Nikolai Medtner

Der Untreue Knabe

Wolf (1860-1903)

Anakreons Grab

Hanns Eisler (1898-1962)

Was ich dort gelebt

Carl Loewe (1796-1869)

Der Schatzgräber

Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957)

Dämmrung senkte sich von oben

Charles Ives (1874-1954)


Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Auf dem See, D 543b

Der Fischer, D 225

Nähe des Geliebten, D 162

Ganymed, D 544

Gesänge des Harfners, D 479

1. Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt
2. Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen aß
3.  An die Türen will ich schleichen

Prometheus, D674

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