Leeds Lieder Festival 2019: Live Stream

A number of events at this year’s Festival were streamed live

New live stream links coming soon



Thursday 25 April, 2.00-5.00pm

Festival Masterclass I

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with Angelika Kirchschlager

Last year we expanded our Young Artists programme with thrilling results. This year sees further expansion. Ten duos have been selected from competitive entry to take part in the festival as Leeds Lieder Young Artists. This afternoon they will work with festival Guest of Honour Angelika Kirchschlager. Hear her work with the young singers and pianists resident in Leeds over the weekend.

Friday 25 April, 10.00am-12.00pm

Festival Masterclass II

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with Amanda Roocroft 

Lancaster-born Amanda Roocroft has secured an international reputation as one of Britain’s most exciting singers performing regularly at Covent Garden, the Met, Glyndebourne, the Bayersiche Staatsoper, and at ENO where she was won the Lawrence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera.

Friday 26 April, 1.00pm

Lunchtime Recital: By Day or Night

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William Thomas bass, Michael Pandya piano

Rachmaninov  Sud’ba (Fate), Noch Pechal’na (Sad is the Night), Utro (Morning), Mi otdokhnyom (We Shall Rest)

Tchaikovsky Nam Zvezdï Krotkie siyali (The mild stars shone for us), Nyet, tol’ko tot, kto znal (Only one who knows longing), Den’ li tsarit  (By day or night)

Wolf Fußreise, Der Gartner, Um Mitternacht, Gebet, Der Tambour from Mörike-Lieder

Allitsen The Lute Player

Harrison Give me a Ticket to Heaven

Sullivan  The Lost Chord

Friday 26 April, 7.30pm

Evening Recital: Liebeslied- Lieder’s Love Songs

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Angelika Kirchschlager mezzo-soprano, Julius Drake piano

Schumann Liebeslied, Er ist’s, Die Soldatenbraut, Die Löwenbraut

Brahms Meine Liebe ist grün, Therese, Über die Heide, Unbewegte laue Luft 

Schubert  Gesang der Norna, Am Bach im Frühling, Geheimes, Florio, Erlkönig, An Silvia, Der liebliche Stern, Bei dir allein!

Brahms  Der Gang zum Liebchen, Dein blaues Auge, Von ewiger Liebe

Schumann Frühlingsnacht, Die Lotosblume, Der Einsiedler, Requiem

Saturday 27 April, 10.30am- 12.00pm

Coffee Concert: Leeds Lieder Young Artists

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The finest young duos, coached over the weekend by Angelika Kirchschlager, Amanda Roocroft, Malcolm Martineau and Ann Murray DBE, showcase the songs they have been exploring. An opportunity to enjoy the next generation of Lieder singers and pianists.

Saturday 27 April, 1.00- 2.00pm

Lunchtime Recital: An Invitation to Travel

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Fatma Said soprano, Joseph Middleton piano

Ravel Shéhérazade

Debussy La mer rest plus belle, Le son du cor, L’échelonnement des haies

Strauss Meinem Kinde, Allerseelen, Freundliche Vision, Schlagende Herzen

Sherif Mohie El Din  Rain,  Could the river flow for ever? Against whom?

Obradors  Del cabello más sutil

De Falla  Tus ojillos negros

Gershwin  The Man I Love, I’ve got a crush on you, By Strauss

Saturday 27 April, 3.00- 6.00pm

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Festival Masterclass III 

with Malcolm Martineau

Described in the New York Observer as ‘one of the world’s finest accompanists’, Malcolm Martineau will share the hallmarks of his playing, his ‘outstanding musical intelligence and virtuosity’ (The Telegraph) with a new generation of singers and pianists, specifically invited to be Leeds Lieder Young Artists.

Saturday 27 April, 7.30pm

Evening Recital: All Heavenly Things

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Nicky Spence tenor, Malcolm Martineau piano

Debussy 3 Mélodies de Verlaine

Schumann Hochländers Abschied, Jemand, Hochländisches Wiegenlied,
Dem roten Röslein gleicht mein Lieb, Niemand

Shostakovich O wert thou in the cauld blast, Macpherson’s Farewell, Jenny

Mark Simpson 3 Verlaine Settings

Wolf Ihr seid die Allerschönste

Britten The Choirmaster’s burial

Jonathan Dove Song IV

Chaminade Si j’étais jardiniér des cieux

Hahn A Chloris

Dunhill The Cloths of Heaven

Parry From a City Window,Through the Ivory Gate

Holst The Heart Worships

Bridge The Last Invocation

Wolf Wenn du, mein liebster, steigst zum Himmel auf

Sunday 28 April, 10.00-11.00am

In Conversation

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Angelika Kirchschlager with Andrew McGregor

Marked out early in her career as the logical successor to Christa Ludwig and Brigitte Fassbaender, Angelika Kirchschlager now enjoys a reputation as one of the finest artists currently before the public. Loved by audiences and colleagues alike for her generosity of spirit and probing intellect, this ‘in conversation’ with Andrew McGregor, well-known to BBC Radio 3 listeners as the presenter of Record Review, is guaranteed to be engaging, sincere and witty.

Sunday 28 April, 11.30am- 1.00pm

Study Event: The Schumanns, Brahms and the Orient in German Romanticism 

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with Dr Natasha Loges

Well known for her informative, amusing, probing and highly entertaining talks, we are thrilled to welcome to Leeds one of the country’s pre-eminent Lieder specialists. Dr Natasha Loges is Head of Postgraduate Programmes at the Royal College of Music and has co-edited Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall: Between Private and Public Performance.

Sunday 28 April, 2.00- 3.00pm

Afternoon Recital: Heine, folksongs and Kerner Lieder

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Samuel Hasselhorn baritone, Joseph Middleton piano

Schumann  Tragödie I and II, Mein Wagen rollet langsam, Belzatzar

Brahms  Schwesterlein, In stiller Nacht, Wach auf mein Herzensschöne, Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund

Schumann Zwölf Gedichte von Justinus Kerner

Sunday 28 April, 3.30- 6.00pm

Festival Masterclass IV

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with Ann Murray DBE

The closing masterclass of the 2019 Festival sees our outstanding duos working with the great Irish mezzo-soprano Ann Murray DBE, to find clarity of expression and a deeper understanding of the songs they have prepared. We are also proud to offer the inaugural Leeds Lieder/Schubert Institute of Great Britain Song Prize to the duo with the most promise. The winning duo will also receive an invitation to appear in the Leeds University International Concert Series next season.

Sunday 28 April, 7.30pm

Evening Recital: Landscape into Song

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Miah Persson soprano, Joseph Middleton piano

Clara Schumann Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen, Liebst du um Schönheit, Liebeszauber, Warum willst du andre fragen?, Die Lorelei

Robert Schumann  Frauenliebe und –leben

Grieg  6 Songs opus 48

Sibelius  Våren flyktar hastigt, Den första kyssen, Säv, säv, susa, Svarta rosor