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Myths, legends and Nordic landscapes

Jac van Steen and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at The Oxford Lieder Festival with soprano Camilla Tilling and bass-baritone Neal Davies in Schubert and Grieg.

For the opening night of The Oxford Lieder Festival, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conductor Jac van Steen join soprano Camilla Tilling and bass-baritone Neal Davies for an evening exploring songs of myths and legends. The first half is devoted entirely to Franz Schubert, who was fascinated with classical mythology; his incidental music to the play about Greek legend Princess Rosamunde leads into six of his songs, all orchestrated by other great composers - Brahms, Reger and Berlioz. Two songs by Hugo Wolf are followed by Sibelius's wonderfully evocative tone poem Luonnotar, a depiction of the creation of the world from Finnish folklore, with words from the epic poetry of the Kalevala and sung here by Camilla Tilling. Finally, both Neal and Camilla sing three songs from Grieg's music to Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt, which was based on a fairy tale about a lonely Norwegian hunter, interspersed with the first suite that Grieg created from the original.

Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas, recorded at Oxford Town Hall last Friday.

Schubert: Rosamunde, D.644 (Overture; Der Vollmond strahlt)
Schubert, arr. Brahms: An schwager Kronos
Schubert, arr. Reger: Prometheus
Schubert, arr. Reger: Du bist die Ruh, D 776 No 3
Schubert, arr. Brahms: Gruppe aus dem Tartarus
Schubert, arr. Brahms: Memnon D 541
Schubert, arr. Berlioz: Der Erlkönig

Interval

Wolf, arr. Kahler: Goethe Lieder (Gebet; Anakreons Grab)
Sibelius: Luonnotar, Op 70
Grieg: Peer Gynt (Suite No 1; Solveig's Song; Peer Gynts Serenade; Solveig’s Cradle Song)

Camilla Tilling (soprano)
Neal Davies (bass-baritone)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Rosamunde Overture (Die Zauberharfe) D 797

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Vollmond strahlt auf (Rosamunde, No 3b) D797

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen. Singer: Camilla Tilling.
  • Franz Schubert

    An Schwager Kronos

    Music Arranger: Johannes Brahms. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen. Singer: Neal Davies.
  • Franz Schubert

    Prometheus

    Music Arranger: Max Reger. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen. Singer: Neal Davies.
  • Franz Schubert

    Du bist die Ruh, D 776

    Music Arranger: Max Reger. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen. Singer: Camilla Tilling.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, D 583

    Music Arranger: Johannes Brahms. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen. Singer: Neal Davies.
  • Franz Schubert

    Memnon, D 541

    Music Arranger: Johannes Brahms. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Singer: Neal Davies. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
  • Franz Schubert

    Erlkönig, D 328

    Music Arranger: Hector Berlioz. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen. Singer: Neal Davies.
  • Hubert Parry

    Proserpine

    Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Chandos.
  • Hugo Wolf

    Gebet (Mörike Lieder)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen. Singer: Neal Davies.
  • Hugo Wolf

    Anakreons Grab (Goethe Lieder)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen. Singer: Neal Davies.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Luonnotar, Op 70

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen. Singer: Camilla Tilling.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt (suite No 1, mvt 1 'Morning Mood') Op 46

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt (No 19, 'Solvejgs sang') Op 23

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen. Singer: Camilla Tilling.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt (suite No 1, mvt 3 'Anitra's Dance') Op 46

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt (No 17, 'Peer Gynt's Serenade') Op 23

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen. Singer: Neal Davies.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt (suite No 1, mvt 2 'The Death of Åse') Op 46

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt (No 26, 'Solvejgs vuggevise') Op 23

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen. Singer: Camilla Tilling.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Grieg Peer Gynt (suite No 1, mvt 4 'In the Hall of the Mountain King') Op 46

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata in G, H.16.40

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Franz Schubert

    Allegro in A minor for piano duet, D 947, 'Lebensstürme'

    Performer: Paul Lewis. Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Franz Schubert Piano Duets; Steven Osbourne / Paul Lewis.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.

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