25 - Expectation and Four Last Songs

25 - Expectation and Four Last Songs

20 July 2014 8:00 pm

25 - Expectation and Four Last Songs

Christiane Karg (soprano)
Christopher Glynn (piano)

Schoeck Nachruf
Four songs from A Spanish Songbook
Debussy – Five poems of Baudelaire
Schoenberg Erwartung / Schenk mir deinen goldenen Kamm / Erhebung / Waldsonne
Four Last Songs
Strauss – Malven

Strauss’s Four Last Songs – his final farewell to music and life, and for many people among the most sublimely beautiful and moving pieces of music ever written – are a highlight of what is sure to be a special evening, as the outstanding Bavarian soprano Christiane Karg joins Christopher Glynn to explore a theme of ‘expectation’. After performing extracts from Wolf’s colourful and passionate Spanish Songbook, some of Debussy’s most richly expressive songs, and evocative and intoxicating works by Schoeck and Schoenberg, her recital ends with Strauss’s autumnal masterpiece, where an ageing couple at the end of their lives look at the setting sun.

‘a gorgeous, gifted singer and actress’ – Frankfurter Alegemeine Zeitung

‘Vocally and interpretatively Karg can already bear comparison with the finest light-soprano Lieder specialists of the past four decades’ – International Record Review

(Pre-concert and interval drinks)

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Full £20.00 Gold £16.00
Silver £18.00 Youth £10.00

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