Schubert, Poulenc, Satie and Schoenberg

25 June 2011, 7:00pm

Oxford Lieder audiences heard rising-star soprano Raphaela Papadakis at last year's Lieder Festival, in an outstanding performance of three early Wolf songs at the second Mörike Lieder concert. We are delighted that to welcome her for a full recital, performing Schubert, Poulenc, Satie and Schoenberg.

The Schubert songs of the first half all date from the latter part of Schubert's life, at the height of his creativity, and are settings of two poets who inspired some of his greatest writing; Seidl and Leitner.

After the interval, Poulenc's Banalités set a lighter tone, alongside Satie's humorous cabaret songs. Anyone who thinks that Schoenberg is not for them will reassess their opinion on hearing a selection of his cabaret songs; early works that are still very much in the romantic vein, and full of lyricism and humour.



Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

Vier Refrainlieder, D866 (Johann Gabriel Seidl; 1804-1875):

  1. Die Unterscheidung
  2. Bei dir allein!
  3. Die Männer sind méchant
  4. Irdisches Glück


Im Freien, D880 (Seidl)

Sehnsucht, D897 (Seidl)


Der Winterabend, D938 (Karl Gottfried von Leitner;  1800-1890)

Die Sterne, D939 (Leitner)




Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963)

Banalités (Guillaume Apollinaire; 1880-1918)

  1. Chanson d’Orkenise
  2. Hôtel
  3. Fagnes de Wallonie
  4. Voyage à Paris
  5. Sanglots


Erik Satie (1866 – 1925)

La Diva de l'Empire (Bonnaud / Blès)

L'omnibus automobile (Vincent Hyspa; 1865-1938)


Arnold Schoenberg (1874 – 1951)

From Cabaret Songs:

Galathea (Frank Wedekind; 1864-1918)

Langsamer Walzer (Emanuel Schikaneder; 1751-1812)

Gigerlette (Otto Julius Bierbaum; 1865 – 1910)

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