What a wonderful weekend at the Oxford Lieder Festival! It was an absolute delight to be back at my old stomping ground (I was heavily involved with the admin of the festival in its earlier days when I was in Oxford – a real eye-opener to the way such things run, and a truly formative experience in terms of living and breathing the song repertoire!). It was an inspiration this weekend to see Stefan Loges, James Gilchrist, Anna Grevelius, Sophie Daneman and festival director Sholto Kynoch performing Wolf's complete Mörike-Lieder – a rare treat and quite superlatively done. Well done to all the team there – this is a truly fantastic project, and now so firmly established as one of Europe's top centres of song. The festival runs until next weekend so head over to the Holywell Music Room if you find yourself in Oxford!