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Andrew McGregor presents highlights from this year's Oxford Lieder Festival 2018, a grand tour of Europe in song, including works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Schubert and Mart Saar.

The Oxford Lieder Festival 2018 goes on a Grand Tour of Europe in song. In this week's Lunchtime Concerts, Andrew McGregor presents highlights from the festival, including the recital 'Tallinn to St Petersburg' by the Estonian mezzo-soprano Kai Rüütel and the recital 'Vienna to Stockholm' performed by the Swedish soprano Camilla Tilling. Plus an unusual Schubertiade from Schubert & Co., a group of rising stars in the singing world brought together by the pianist Sholto Kynoch. Today, Kai Rüütel takes us from the, Rimsky-Korsakov, to the Estonian composer Mart Saar, who travelled to St Petersburg for composition tuition from the old Russian master. Schubert & Co. continue their Schubertiade, 'Schubert Abroad', with a selection from Schubert's 7 Songs from Walter Scott's 'Fräulein vom See’.

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Plenivshis rozoj, solovey (The nightingale) (Op.2 no.2)
Na kholmakh Gruzii (On Georgia's Hills) (Op.3 no.4)
Serenade (Op.4 no.4)
Drobitsya, i pleshchet, i brizzhet volna (The wave breaks) (Op.46 no.1)
Kogda volnuyetsya zhelteyushchaya niva (When the fields wave in yellow light) (Op.40 no.1)
Kai Rüütel (mezzo-soprano)
Roger Vignoles (piano)

MART SAAR
Once
The Branches Rustle
Vanished Angel
Autumn Thoughts
What was it?
Once Again
Kai Rüütel (mezzo-soprano)
Roger Vignoles (piano)

WAGNER
Träume (Wesendonck Lieder)
Kai Rüütel (mezzo-soprano)
Roger Vignoles (piano)

SCHUBERT
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Sieben Gesänge aus Walter Scotts ‘Fräulein vom See’ (D837) (extracts)
Schubert & Co.
Sholto Kynoch (piano)

GRIEG
Dromme, Op.69 No.5
Camilla Tilling (soprano)
Paul Rivinius (piano)

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    4 Songs Op.2

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Kai Rüütel.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    4 Songs Op.3

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Kai Rüütel.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    4 Songs Op.4

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Kai Rüütel.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    U Moya [By The Sea]

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Kai Rüütel.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    4 Songs Op.40

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Kai Rüütel.
  • Mart Saar

    Uks Ainus Kord [Only Once]

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Kai Rüütel.
  • Mart Saar

    Kors Kahiseb [The Straw Rustles]

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Kai Rüütel.
  • Mart Saar

    Kadunud Ingel [The Lost Angel]

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Kai Rüütel.
  • Mart Saar

    Sugismotted [Autumn Thoughts]

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Kai Rüütel.
  • Mart Saar

    Mis See Oli? [What Was It?]

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Kai Rüütel.
  • Mart Saar

    Ennemuiste [In Ancient Times]

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Kai Rüütel.
  • Richard Wagner

    Traume [Wesendonk-Lieder No.5]

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Kai Rüütel.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ellens Gesang 1 (Raste Krieger, Krieg Ist Aus) D.837

    Performer: Raphaela Papadakis.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ellens Gesang 2 (Jager, Ruhe Von Der Jagd) D.838

    Performer: Raphaela Papadakis.
  • Franz Schubert

    Bootgesang D.835

    Performer: Martin Hassler. Singer: Alessandro Fisher. Singer: Joshua Owen Mills. Singer: Gavan Ring.
  • Franz Schubert

    Coronach (Totengesang Der Frauen Und Madchen) D.836

    Performer: Raphaela Papadakis. Performer: Alice Rose Privett. Performer: Jess Dandy. Singer: Bethan Langford.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ellens Gesang 3 (Ave Maria) D.839

    Performer: Raphaela Papadakis.
  • Edvard Grieg

    5 Songs Op.69

    Performer: Camilla Tilling. Performer: Paul Rivinius.

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