The night begins with Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder (1901-4), a cycle with an extraordinary tragic drive, before moving onto Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder (1857-8), composed when he was besotted with a patron’s wife. This is a rare glimpse of Wagner on the intimate scale, charged with his own fervor rather than that of mythical beings. After an interval, Meier returns to Mahler, with selections from the folkloric Des Knaben Wunderhorn (1892-1901) before concluding with the cosmic Rukert-Lieder (1901-4), which took the form to a new dramatic scale.
|What||Waltraud Meier, Wigmore Hall|
|Where||Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Bond Street (underground)|
On 15 Dec 15, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via Wigmore Hall|