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Oxford Lieder Festival Opening Recital

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

7pm - Pre-concert talk (free) Richard Stokes - "Schumann's settings of Heine's romantic and cynical verse"

In his bicentenary year, an all-Schumann programme appropriately begins the 2010 OLF recitals, and we could not hope for finer artists and repertoire on such an occasion. Schumann’s Kerner Lieder contain some of the composer’s finest writing, with moments of high drama and moments of extraordinary tenderness. Heine was one of Schumann’s favourite poets, and as well as the cycles to his poems (Op. 24 Liederkreis and Dichterliebe) there are many other settings, some of the greatest of which are brought together this evening. Wolfgang Holzmair’s Festival appearances are always memorable occasions, and it is a great pleasure to welcome him back with the ever-popular pianist Julius Drake.

This concert is generously supported by Trufflehunter


Robert Schumann

Settings of Heine:

  • Mein Wagen rollet langsam
  • Es leuchtet meine Liebe
  • Der arme Peter
  • Was will die einsame Träne
  • Tragödie I
  • Tragödie II
  • Abends am Strand
  • Die beiden Grenadiere
  • Lehn deine Wang
  • Die Lotosblume
  • Belsazar


  • Kerner Lieder
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