Skip to main content

No results found

IF Oxford Science Festival oxkxbu
What's On, Music

Music At Oxford Presents:

Weimar Republic Centenary, From Richard Strauss to Kurt Weill

divider
Sarah Gabriel

The centenary of the Weimar Republic marks Germany's first democratic but flawed constitution, arguably one of the most liberal and progressive ever penned at the time. However, its weaknesses also aided Hitler in his rise to power in 1933…

In the Berlin of the time, artists in underground nightclubs satirised and dissected the political maelstrom in the streets above and captured the febrile human condition of the moment. Placing well-known songs and music by composers such as Weill, Hollaender and Schulhoff into context, alongside Lieder by Richard Strauss and contemporaneous readings and images, Sarah Gabriel and Iain Farrington conjure up a remarkably fertile period in German music.

"As fine an actress as she is a singer" Le Monde

"The springwater vocals of Sarah Gabriel" The Guardian

"This was his Proms debut, and an exciting one. He's an authentic star..." The Independent

To Read More, visit www.musicatoxford.com

RECOMMENDED

festival
Mon 1 Aug 2022

What Is The Big Feastival?

With Alex James

We spoke to Alex James from Blur who told us all about this years Big Feastival, taking place on his idyllic Cotswolds farm on the 26-28 August.

Outdoor cinema cwkc7u
Mon 1 Aug 2022

This edition, we’re all about ‘staycationing’ and making the most of where we live. We’ve gathered this month’s best local open-air entertainment for you to enjoy, from opera to cinema.

Reef
Fri 1 Jul 2022

We spoke with the unmistakable voice behind the band Reef, Gary Stringer, ahead of their appearance at Fi.Fest in July. 

fVvTnc5Q
Thu 26 May 2022

The word is woefully over-used, but we think you’ll allow us to describe Bryan Adams as a genuine rock legend. Creating hit after hit since his debut in the early 80s, he has consistently kept his sense of self and his distinctive musical style relevant without compromise. We were absolutely over the moon when Bryan chose to speak with OX, exclusively, ahead of his headlining performance at the Cornbury Festival in July.