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Here are the full details for the last of this year’s three Lied in London recitals.

This Monday, 21st March (please note Monday – not our usual Sunday!), we’re very excited to present Rising Star Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg, accompanied by Gary Matthewman. They will perform a mixed programme of much-loved repertoire, comprising Lieder by Mozart, Schubert and Strauss, and mélodies by Debussy and Duparc.

Berlin-based, Siobhan is making a huge splash on the opera stages of Europe, and recently made her debut with the Royal Opera, singing the title role to great acclaim in Rossi’s Orpheus. She was last year chosen to step-in for Brahms’ Requiem with Christian Thielemann and the Berlin Philharmonic for three sold-out concerts and a live worldwide broadcast. The great Christa Ludwig has described her voice as ‘one of the most beautiful I’ve ever heard.’ Don’t miss this chance to hear her for the first time in recital in London!

The concert will start at 7.00pm (doors open 6.30pm – 49, Queens Gate Terrace SW7 5PN). Suggested donation at the door £20* to include programme, printed translations, wine and cheese. Space is limited, so please contact me through the comment form below (I receive comments through email; they won’t be made public) to add your name to the guest list.

*£5 for students

 

Programme:

Mozart:     Als Luise die Briefe… ; Das Veilchen; Abendempfindung; Der Zauberer

Schubert:     Du bist die Ruh; Die junge Nonne; Nacht und Traüme

R. Strauss:     Ständchen; An die Nacht; Du Meines Herzens Krönelein; Schön sind doch kalt die Himmelsterne; Morgen; Zueignung

        Interval

Debussy:     Ariettes oubliées   C’est l’extase langoureuse; Il pleure dans mon coeur; L’ombre des arbres; Chevaux des bois; Green; Spleen

Duparc:     Chanson triste; Le manoir de Rosemonde; La vie antérieure

Quilter:     Fair House of Joy; Love’s Philosophy

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Here are the full details for the second of this year’s three Lied in London recitals.

This Sunday, 21st February, we’re very excited to present the distinguished and much-loved English tenor John Mark Ainsley, accompanied by Gary Matthewman, in an all-English programme of settings of W. H. Auden. John Mark is known the world over for his lyric tenor, and for the keen intellect and instinct for powerful characterisation he brings to the platform. Please join us for some wonderful settings of great poems, and of course for wine and cheese after the concert!

The concert will start at 7.00pm (doors open 6.30pm – 49, Queens Gate Terrace SW7 5PN). Suggested donation at the door £20* to include programme, printed translations, wine and cheese. Space is limited, so please contact me through the comment form below (I receive comments through email; they won’t be made public) to add your name to the guest list.

*£5 for students

 

Programme:

Fish in the Unruffled Lakes             Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)

To lie flat on the back; Night covers up the rigid land; The sun shines down; Fish in the unruffled lakes; What’s in your mind?; Underneath the abject willow

Three Auden Songs            Huw Watkins (1976 – )

Brussels in Winter; Eyes look into the well; At last the secret is out

— Pause —

Five Poems            Lennox Berkeley (1903 – 1989)

Lauds (Among the leaves the small birds sing); O lurcher-loving collier; What’s in your mind, my dove, my coney?; Eyes look into the well; Carry her over the water

On this Island Op. 11            Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)

Let the florid music praise!; Now the leaves are falling fast; Seascape; Nocturne; As it is, plenty

SJB 3It’s that time of year when the fog of Christmas excess starts to lift, and so it must be time to announce the singers for the 2016 Lied in London concerts at Queen’s Gate Terrace! Now well-established and popular events, these intimate song recitals are devised and accompanied by pianist Gary Matthewman. We hope to see you there, and to chat with you over wine and cheese afterwards! Ticket details etc below.

On January 10th, we present Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano) in a Liederabend programme of Schubert, Brahms, Strauss, and a selection from Wolf’s delightfully witty Italienisches Liederbuch. Sarah-Jane is well known to London audiences since winning the Kathleen Ferrier Award in 2009, and of course for her recent triumph as the Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro) at ENO. This recital will be surtitled.

The concert will start at 7.00pm (doors open 6.30pm – 49, Queens Gate Terrace SW7 5PN). Suggested donation at the door £20* (or £50 for all three concerts – see below) to include programme, translations/surtitles, wine and cheese. Space is limited, so please contact me through the comment form below (I receive comments through email; they won’t be made public) to add your name to the guest list!

*£5 for students

 

Programme:

Schubert:  Herrn Josef Spaun; Im Abendrot; Die Blumensprache; Viola

Wolf:  from Italienisches Liederbuch –           

Auch kleine Dinge können uns entzücken; Mein Liebster ist so klein; Du denkst mit einem Fädchen mich zu fangen; Mein Liebster hat zu Tische mich geladen; Wohl kenn’ ich Euren Stand; Wir haben Beide lange Zeit geschwiegen; Ich hab’ in Penna einen Liebsten wohnen

— Interval —

Brahms:  Zigeunerlieder Op.103    

He, Zigeuner, greife in die Saiten Ein!; Hochgetürmte Rimaflut
; Wisst Ihr, wann mein Kindchen
; Lieber Gott, du Weißt; Brauner Bursche führt zum Tanze; Röslein dreie in der Reihe
; Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn; Rote Abendwolken ziehn

Strauss:  Lieder Op. 27

Ruhe, meine Seele!; Cäcilie; Heimliche Aufforderung; Morgen

 

Our other 2016 concerts:

On February 21st, we’re thrilled that much-loved English tenor John Mark Ainsley will sing for us in an all-English programme of WH Auden settings by Benjamin Britten, Lennox Berkeley and Huw Watkins.

Our third recital takes place on March 21st. Rising star Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg sings Romantic Lieder focused on Richard Strauss. Currently making a big splash on the opera stages of Europe, Siobhan’s recent debuts include concert performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, and with the Royal Opera (at less than a week’s notice!) in Rossi’s Orpheus at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

 

 

 

Johnny HHere are the full details for the second of this year’s Lied in London recitals. (Click the tab above for a general blurb and a list of all of our singers to date.)

Monday, 15th June, 2015

Johnny Herford, baritone; Gary Matthewman, piano

49, Queen’s Gate Terrace, South Kensington, London SW7 5PN

7.00pm doors for a 7.30pm start (Information on tickets/reservations etc below)

Prizewinner at both the 2013 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and Wigmore Hall International Song Competition, Johnny Herford is very much committed to this repertoire, bringing to it beautifully natural expression and a razor-sharp musical intellect. In addition to Lieder by Schubert and Wolf, we present a small group of quirky songs by Nielsen (born 150 years ago this year), and will finish with Butterworth’s much-loved A.E. Housman settings, Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad. This recital will feature English text translations projected as surtitles.

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Auf dem See; Wandrers Nachtlied I; Das Fischermädchen; Dass sie hier gewesen!; Waldes-Nacht; Im Abendrot; Lachen und Weinen; An die Musik; Die Taubenpost; Wandrers Nachtlied II

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)

from Viser og vers op. 6

Genrebillede; Seraferne; Silkesko over gylden Læst!; Vise af „Mogens”

Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)                                    

from Eichendorff-Lieder

Erwartung; Das Ständchen; Der Scholar; Nachtzauber; Liebesglück; Der Soldat I; Unfall; Seemanns Abschied

George Butterworth (1885-1916)

Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad                                     

Loveliest of trees; When I was one-and-twenty; Look not in my eyes; Think no more, lad; The lads in their hundreds; Is my team ploughing?

No tickets are sold, but reservations are essential, and we ask for a suggested donation of £20 (£5 for full-time students), to include programme and wine/cheese after the performance. If you would like to join us, please send me an email using the contact form below (or perhaps send me a message through Facebook/Twitter), indicating how many places you will need. We look forward to seeing you there!


Sylvia Schwartz
Here are the full details for the first of this year’s Lied in London recitals. (Click the tab above for a general blurb and a list of all of our singers to date.)

Sunday, 22nd February, 2015

Sylvia Schwartz, soprano; Gary Matthewman, piano

49, Queen’s Gate Terrace, South Kensington, London SW7 5PN

6.30pm doors for a 7.00pm start (Information on tickets/reservations etc below)

Spanish soprano Sylvia Schwartz is now a firmly established operatic star on stages such as La Scala Milan, the Berlin, Vienna and Bavarian State Operas, and the Bolshoi Theatre. A recitalist of rare elegance and poise, in demand at Festivals including Edinburgh, Verbier and at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, her programme for Lied in London begins with Schubert Lieder, moving on to songs by Fauré, De Falla and Granados, before finishing with a group of very well-known Schubert favourites, to be selected by our audience:

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Die Sterne; Heimliches Lieben; Abendständchen: An Lina;

Der Unglückliche; An die Sonne; Wer kauft Liebesgötter

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Notre amour; Les berceaux; Mandoline; En sourdine; L’Hiver a cessé (from La bonne chanson)

 

— short interval —

 

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

Trois Mélodies:     Les colombes; Chinoiserie; Séguidille

Enrique Granados (1867-1916) from Coleccion de Tonadillas:

La maja de Goya; El majo discrete; El majo tímido; Amor y odio; El tra la la y el punteado; Callejeo

Franz Schubert well-known Lieder, as selected by our audience.

 

No tickets are sold, but reservations are essential, and we ask for a suggested donation of £20 (£5 for full-time students), to include programme, printed translations, and wine/cheese after the performance. If you would like to join us, please send me an email using the contact form below (or perhaps send me a message through Facebook/Twitter), indicating how many places you will need. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Kate LHere are the full details for the second of this year’s Lied in London recitals. (Click the tab above for a general blurb and a list of all of our singers to date.)

Sunday, 9th March, 2014

Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano; Gary Matthewman, piano

49, Queen’s Gate Terrace, South Kensington, London SW7 5PN

6.30pm doors for a 7.00pm start (Information on tickets/reservations etc below)

Kate Lindsey is a fast-rising star of the world’s leading opera stages, including the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Bayerische Staatsoper. Of her triumphant Glyndebourne (and role) debut as the Composer in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos last year, the Guardian said ‘Lindsey steals the show with her gleaming tone, dramatic subtlety and palpable commitment.’ Her Lied in London programme comprises settings by six composers, including Mahler’s Rückert Lieder and Debussy’s stunningly beautiful Trois chansons de Bilitis:

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Ridente la Calma K.152; Oiseaux, si tous les ans K.307; Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte   K.520

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Fünf Lieder nach Texten von Friedrich Rückert

Ich atmet’ einen Lindenduft; Liebst du um Schönheit; Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder; Um Mitternacht; Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Trois chansons de Bilitis

La flute de Pan; La Chevelure; Le Tombeau des Naïades

—–

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Zaide   Op.19 nr.1; La mort d’Ophélie   (Ballad H.92a)

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

La regata veneziana

Anzoleta avanti la regata; Anzoleta co passa la regata; Anzoleta dopo la regata

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

from Brettl-Lieder

Galathea; Mahnung; Arie aus dem Spiegel von Arcadien

 

No tickets are sold, but reservations are essential, and we ask for a suggested donation of £20 (£10 for full-time students), to include programme, printed translations, and wine/cheese after the performance. If you would like to join us, please send me an email using the contact form below (or perhaps send me a message through Facebook/Twitter), indicating how many places you will need. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Ben Appl picHere are the full details for the first of this year’s Lied in London recitals. (Click the tab above for a general blurb and a list of all of our singers to date.)

Sunday, 2nd February, 2014

Benjamin Appl, baritone; Gary Matthewman, piano

49, Queen’s Gate Terrace, South Kensington, London SW7 5PN

6.30pm doors for a 7.00pm start

(Information on tickets/reservations etc below)

 

German baritone Benjamin Appl, mentored by the great Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, was recently awarded the prestigious Deutsche Schubert Gesellschaft Schubertpreis, and is a now a firm favourite at the Schubertiade Festival in Schwarzenberg. His recital appearances this season include his Carnegie Hall debut and a return to Wigmore Hall.

 

Programme:

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

An die ferne Geliebte Op. 98 (to texts by Alois Jeitteles, 1794-1858)

i)   Auf dem Hügel sitz’ ich

ii)  Wo die Berge so blau

iii) Leichte Segler in den Höhen

iv) Diese Wolken in den Höhen

v)  Es kehret der Maien

vi) Nimm sie hin denn, diese Lieder

 

Franz Schubert (1797-1828),  (to texts by Johann Mayrhofer, 1787-1836)

Memnon  D541

Fahrt zum Hades  D529

Auf der Donau  D533

Nachtstück  D672

Auflösung  D807

 

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Dichterliebe, Op. 48 (to texts by Heinrich Heine, 1797-1856)

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai

Aus meinen Tränen spriessen

Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube

Wenn ich in deine Augen seh’

Ich will meine Seele tauchen

Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome

Ich grolle nicht

Und wüssten’s die Blumen, die kleinen

Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen

Hör ich das Liedchen klingen

Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen

Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen

Ich hab’ im Traum geweinet

Allnächtlich im Traume

Aus alten Märchen

Die alten, bösen Lieder  

 

No tickets are sold, but reservations are essential, and we ask for a suggested donation of £20 (£10 for full-time students), to include programme and wine/cheese after the performance. In place of printed translations, for this recital we will be projecting English texts as surtitles. If you would like to join us, please send me an email using the contact form below, indicating how many places you will need. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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