‘Transfigured Love’ Ian Bostridge & Julius Drake

28
/ Sep
Tuesday
2021

‘Transfigured Love’ Ian Bostridge & Julius Drake

Venue
SJE Arts
Time
07:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Price
£30

Oxford Chamber Music Festival

Our Festival takes flight with two of the greatest song-cycles of all, separated by Arvo Pärt’s remarkable setting of Robbie Burns: so ‘simple’, yet haunting and unforgettable. Beethoven’s gentle, folk-like songs of longing for an absent lover flow one into the next, and end as they began, to form a ‘ring of song’ – the first song-cycle. The idea inspired countless composers, especially Schumann, whose The Poet’s Love (Dichterliebe) charts a love affair with the psychological insight of a great dramatist – and some of Schumann’s finest piano inspirations.

Beethoven
An die ferne Geliebte
Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake

Arvo Pärt
My Heart’s in the Highlands
Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake, Priya Mitchell, Johannes Marmen, Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Brian O’Kane

Schumann
Dichterliebe
Ian Bostridge & Julius Drake