The Pilgrimage of the Rose

26 October 2016, 7:30pm 21 June 2024 - 9:44am

Schumann's Der Rose Pilgerfahrt ('The Pilgrimage of the Rose') was an enormously popular work in its time. Schumann encountered Moritz Horn's fairytale in 1851 and quickly set it to music. Often thought of as a cantata with full orchestra, the original version was in fact written with piano accompaniment, heard tonight. An endearing narrative - whose players include a love-struck rose, a fairy queen, a grave digger and the handsome son of a forester - and magical music make this a very special occasion. 

The title page of the first edition of Der Rose Pilgerfahrt:

Festal supper will be available from 6:30pm every evening (except Thursday 20th). Enjoy a delicious hot main meal and side dish between the afternoon and evening recitals for just £11. Our food partners this year are the Vaults & Garden Café, The Oxford University Club, and St Stephen’s House. Please book by midnight the day before by clicking here.

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