Please note our box office phone number is currently unavailable Please email boxoffice@oxfordsong.org for all enquiries

Schönberg- The Book of the Hanging Gardens (Moore / Reid)

24 October 2009, 10:00pm

Arnold Schönberg (1874 - 1951)

Das Buch der hängenden Gärten

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) 

Arianna a Naxos

Arnold Schönberg’s Das Buch der hängenden Gärten ("The Book of the Hanging Gardens") of 1908/9 is a groundbreaking cycle of songs, one of the first to embrace atonality whilst remaining rooted in the romantic song tradition. Its fifteen songs (settings of poems by Stefan George) follow the story of an affair between two youths in a garden, the failure of the affair, and the disintegration of the garden. Haydn’s “dramatic cantata” Arianna a Naxos, the story of the Greek heroine Arianna in her island isolation, is a remarkable work, a miniature opera for one voice and piano that is the perfect partner to the Schönberg, both complementing and contrasting.  Renowned mezzo-soprano Diana Moore makes her first appearance at the Oxford Lieder Festival, joined by pianist John Reid, whom many will remember for his impressive Italienisches Liederbuch at the Festival in 2006.

This concert will last no more than one hour.

Series
2009 Festoival

16 October 2009 | 9:00am

2009 Festival


Previous Event
Settings of Alexander Pushkin
24 October 2009, 8:00pm
Next Event
The Oxford Lieder Master Course, 25th - 27th
25 October 2009, 10:00am

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