Katarina Karnéus & Julius Drake

16 October 2010, 7:00pm - 8:40pm

7pm (free): Pre-concert talk

Richard Wigmore: "Scandinavian myth and landscape in the songs of Grieg, Sibelius and Rangström

Sibelius is often considered a composer primarily of symphonic music, but he wrote songs throughout his life and they are a key part of his output. The same could also be said of Grieg, not least due to the fact that his wife was a singer. Since winning the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 1995, Swedish mezzo-soprano Katarina Karnéus has appeared on all the world’s major stages and is particularly renowned as a recitalist. Her recordings of songs by Grieg and Sibelius with Julius Drake on Hyperion have been universally acclaimed, and it is a pleasure to welcome her to Oxford to perform some of this glorious repertoire.

This concert is generously supported by the Helena Oldacre Trust




Edvard Grieg: Six Poems of Henrick Ibsen, Op. 25

i. Spillemænd

ii. En svane

iii. Stambogsrim

iv. Med en vandlilje

v. Borte!

vi. En fuglevise


Ture Rangström: Bön till natten (Bo Bergman)

Rangström: Pan (Bergman)

Rangström: Flickan under nymånen (Bergman)


Jean Sibelius: Five songs, Op. 37

i. Den första kyssen (Runeberg)

ii. Lasse Liten (Topelius)

iii. Soluppgång (Hedberg)

iv. Var det en dröm (Wecksell)

v. Flickan kom ifrån sin äsklings möte (Runeberg)


Grieg: Haugtussa (Op. 67)

i. Det syng

ii. Veslemøy

iii. Blåbær-li

iv. Møte

v. Elsk

vi. Killingdans

vii. Vond Dag

viii. Ved Gjætle-Bekken

2010 brochure

15 October 2010 | 9:00am

2010 Festival

Previous Event
Ferrier Song Prize Winners
16 October 2010, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Next Event
Schubert: Songs with Guitar
16 October 2010, 9:00pm - 10:00pm

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