Voice and Viola (Oxford Lieder Festival)
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Holywell Music Room (map)
Oxford OX1 3SD
With Libby Burgess (piano) and Simon Tandree (viola)
Lyrische Gänge by Julius Röntgen and songs by Brahms, both with viola plus works by Schumann.
From the first moment, Clare McCaldin lived within, and drew us into, the atmosphere, the emotion and the meaning of each song. She was in command of a natural, ringing voice of great range of pitch, tone and dynamics, always at the service of the music. Gesture and expression of a natural actor were integral to the interpretation.