Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A Goethe Palindrome Wigmore Hall Sunday 23rd

Royal Academy of Music Song Circle, Sunday 23/2 4pm Wigmore Hall
    Christina Gansch soprano 
    Rozanna Madylus mezzo-soprano
     Richard Dowling tenor 
    Ed Ballard baritone 
    Samuel Queen baritone
    Thomas Primrose piano Chad Vindin piano
The Academy Song Circle makes its annual Wigmore Hall appearance for this group of ten Goethe poems, set to music by two of the following : Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Loewe, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann and Wolf. Good singers!

"There are many ways of structuring a Lieder recital – songs grouped according to theme, chronology or poet, for example – but the palindromic approach has the advantage of revealing how different composers have reacted to the same words, without juxtaposing the songs in such close proximity that they cancel each other out."

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