Oxford Lieder Festival: Four Last Songs

24
/ Oct
Thursday
2019

Oxford Lieder Festival: Four Last Songs

Venue
SJE Arts
Start Time
08:00 pm - 09:50 pm

Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Joseph Middleton, pianist

Carolyn Sampson (described by The Times as having a ‘purity of tone matched by her dramatic ability to inhabit the spirit of each song in the cycle as though it were a perfectly contained world’) and regular duo partner Joseph Middleton (‘the cream of the new generation’) perform songs by Haydn (Arianna a Naxos), the young Schoenberg, and Gustav Mahler. After the interval, we hear Debussy’s Chansons de Bilitis, entering the sensuous and suggestive world of Pan and the dryads, and then Richard Strauss’s monumental Four Last Songs.