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Hugo Wolf; early songs & settings of Michelangelo

29 June 2013, 7:00pm - 8:40pm

Robert Holl – bass-baritone
Lydia Teuscher - soprano
Thomas Hobbs - tenor
William Berger - baritone
Sholto Kynoch – piano

(NB: Ticket holders to this concert are given a £5 discount to the 5.45pm concert given by the National Opera Studio in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building)

The ninth instalment in our project to perform and record the complete songs of Hugo Wolf. This programme includes the first six songs Wolf published (Sechs Lieder für eine Frauenstimme), of which he was justifiably proud, as well as the last songs he wrote, his stirring settings of Michelangelo.

The great bass-baritone Robert Holl makes his first ever appearance in Oxford; in the Michelangelo songs he is peerless and has sung them for many years to great acclaim. He is joined by German soprano Lydia Teuscher, who is currently performing at Glyndebourne, as well as baritone William Berger and tenor Thomas Hobbs.

We return to the lovely setting of St John’s Iffley Road and look forward to raising a glass with you in the interval!

PROGRAMME:

Sehnsucht (Goethe)
Der Fischer (Goethe)
(William Berger)

Auf dem See (Goethe)
Erster Verlust (Goethe)
(Thomas Hobbs)

Sechs Lieder für eine Frauenstimme

Morgentau (Reinhold)
Das Vöglein (Hebbel)
Die Spinnerin (Rückert)
Wiegenlied im Sommer (Reinick)
Wiegenlied im Winter (Reinick)
Mausfallen-Sprüchlein (Mörike)

(Lydia Teuscher)

Drei Gedichte von Michelangelo

Wohl denk ich oft
Alles endet, was entstehet
Fühlt meine Seele

(Robert Holl)

INTERVAL

Gretchen vor dem Andachtsbild der Mater Dolorosa (Goethe)
(Lydia Teuscher)

Sechs Gedichte von Scheffel, Mörike, Goethe und Kerner

Wächterlied auf der Wartburg (von Scheffel)
Der König bei der Krönung (Mörike)
Biterolf (von Scheffel)
Beherzigung I (Goethe)
Wanderers Nachtlied (Goethe)
Zur Ruh, zur Ruh! (Kerner)

(Hobbs, Berger, Holl)

Suschens Vogel (Mörike)
Die Tochter der Heide (Mörike)
(Lydia Teuscher)

Anakreons Grab (Goethe)
Phänomen (Goethe)
(Robert Holl)

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