Mahler’s choices of texts, wider artistic influences from literature to art
to nature and folk music, his Jewish background in a conservative Catholic
city, his encounter with Freud, his encouragement of other composers, and
more, will all be explored over the fortnight.
Mahler’s Vienna will also be placed in a wider context, with tradition
represented in the songs of Schubert and Beethoven; an exploration of
Brahms’ glorious melodic gifts; an in-depth look at Richard Strauss; and
music by Hugo Wolf, Alexander Zemlinsky, Erich Korngold, Joseph Marx and
A late-night salon will look ahead to the Second Viennese School, including
several of Schoenberg’s seminal works. Study days, readings, screenings,
workshops and more once again make for an exhilarating Festival that will
illuminate the era.
Some of the world’s leading singers and instrumentalists will take part,
including Ian Bostridge, Sarah Connolly,Katarina Karnéus, Angelika Kirchschlager,Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams, Imogen Cooper, the Doric String Quartet
and members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Passes will be on sale from 1 March from www.oxfordlieder.com/01865
Full Passes: £600/£510. One-week Passes: £400/£340.
General booking opens 1 June 2017.