As part of the Wigmore Hall 2015/16 season, Bostridge will be joined by pianist Graham Johnson, a Schubert specialist who has produced some of the definite recordings of the lieder tradition. His scholarship, as demonstrated in the liner notes of his records, is the perfect match for Bostridge’s intelligent delivery.
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When he died at the age of thirty-one,
Schubert left over six hundred lieder,
many of which remained unpublished until after his death. Although others,
including Mozart and Beethoven, had begun to develop the form in line with the
classical tradition, Schubert took it to new
heights of musicality and expressivity. Generally based on the works of
German poets, including Goethe and Schiller, they fuse exquisitely minimal
music with intensely literary lyrics. Bostridge and Johnson will perform a
selection of twenty-three songs,
drawn from throughout the composer’s career. In such experienced hands, it is
unlikely the concert will be anything over than magnificent.
|Ian Bostridge and Graham Johnson, Wigmore Hall
|Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP | MAP
|Bond Street (underground)
On 16 Feb 16, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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