A Schubertiade: The Seasons in Song

/ May

A Schubertiade: The Seasons in Song

SJE Arts

Two one-hour performances, 6pm and 8pm

Songs and piano works by Franz Schubert

Anna Cavaliero soprano
Sholto Kynoch piano

Anna Cavaliero is one of the brightest up-and-coming star sopranos around: a former student of Barbara Bonney, with numerous prizes to her name, and a graduate of the prestigious opera studio at the Opéra de Lyon. She has given some outstanding performances for Oxford Lieder recently, in our online Festivals and also in January 2020 at Wolfson College, one of our last pre-pandemic concerts. She once again joins Sholto Kynoch, Artistic Director of Oxford Lieder, for a programme of music by the great master of song, Franz Schubert. Anna and Sholto track the seasons through Schubert’s music: beginning in the joys of harvest time, revelling in the swirling autumn leaves, pausing for a reflective winter evening, and finally bursting forth with all the optimism of spring. Schubert’s sublime music can equally be heard in the works for solo piano – including two of his famous ‘impromptus’ – that punctuate the seasons in song.

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Erntelied (‘Harvest Song’), D434
Die Sommernacht (‘The Summer Night’), D289

Moment Musical in C major, D780 no.1 (piano solo)

An den Mond in einer Herbstnacht (‘To the Moon on an Autumn Night’), D614
Herbst (‘Autumn’), D945

Impromptu in A flat major, D935 no.2 (piano solo)

Der Winterabend (‘The Winter Evening’), D938

Impromptu in B flat major, D935 no.3 (piano solo)

Frühlingslied (‘Spring Song’), D398
Frühlingsglaube (‘Faith in Spring’), D686
Ganymed (‘Ganymede’), D544