Mark Padmore & Mitsuko Uchida

Wednesday, 8 December 2021 - 19:30
Mark Padmore & Mitsuko Uchida


About the event

It is with great regret that we announce our concert on 8 December with Mitsuko Uchida and Mark Padmore has been cancelled.
Following her recent recital tour, Mitsuko Uchida has been suffering from back pain and her doctor has advised a period of rest before resuming her concert schedule. 
We wish her a quick and smooth recovery. 


Sheldonian Theatre

An die Hoffnung, Op. 94
WoO 149
Abendlied unter’m gestirnten Himmel,
WoO 150
An die ferne Geliebte,
Op. 98   

Schwanengesang, D. 957

Mark Padmore tenor

Mitsuko Uchida piano

The lives and works of Beethoven and Schubert are tightly bound. An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved) was the first coherent cycle of related songs ever created, a passionate paean to love in the allegorical form of a hymn to nature that extends techniques Beethoven used in his ‘Pastoral’ symphony. Schubert stood on Beethoven’s shoulders, raising the level of art song still further. His own collection Schwanengesang echoes Beethoven’s in its themes of lost love, distance and communion with nature. Few artists get to the heart and soul of this music like Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida. 

Tickets: £54 £40 £30 £18 (students from £5)

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