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Settings of Ossian @ Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Monday 27 October 2014, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Part of the Oxford Lieder festival 2014.

  • Sophie Daneman: soprano
  • John Mark Ainsley: tenor
  • Robert Holl: bass-baritone
  • Sholto Kynoch: piano

Claiming to be translations from translations of a bygone Celtic bard called Ossian, ‘Fragments of Ancient Poetry Collected in the Highlands of Scotland’ was the title of the collection now attributed to its ‘discoverer’ James MacPherson. Despite its dubious origins, this collection spread like wildfire over Europe and Schubert set some ten highly dramatic poems of Ossian. Tonight’s star team of singers, joined by Ensemble 45, also perform Goethe’s ‘Szene aus Faust’ and other partsongs.


Settings of James Macpherson, ‘Ossian’ (1736-1796)

  • Ossians Lied nach dem Falle Nathos, D278
  • Das Mädchen von Inistore, D281
  • Lodas Gespenst, D150
  • Der Tod Oscars, D375
  • Kolmas Klage, D217
  • Cronnan, D282
  • Shilrik und Vinvela, D293
  • Szene aus Faust, D126 (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: 1749-1832)
  • Bardengesang, D147 (James Macpherson, ‘Ossian’)
  • Chor der Engel, 440 (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, from ‘Faust’)
  • Nachtstück, D672 (Johann Mayrhofer: 1787-1836)

More information at www.oxfordlieder.co.uk/events/1217


Monday 27 October 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Holywell Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BN United Kingdom
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