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Christiane Karg and Joseph Middleton

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£16, £14.40 Leeds Card holder/retired over 60, £13 full time student/U30, £12 18 and under/Pension Credit/Disabled People/Leeds Card Extra/Registered Unwaged

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Christiane Karg soprano
Joseph Middleton piano 


Claude Debussy 1862-1918
Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire
Le balcon
Harmonie du soir
Le jet d’eau
La mort des amants

Erik Satie 1866-1925
Selected songs

Claude Debussy
Ariettes oubliées
C’est l’exstase languoreuse
Il pleure dans mon Coeur
L’ombre des arbres
Paysages belges. Chevaux de bois
Aquarelles I. Green
Aquarelles II. Spleen

Richard Wagner 1813-83
Wesendonck Lieder
Der Engel
Stehe still!
Im Treibhaus

One of the world’s foremost lyric sopranos, award-winning Christiane Karg is a frequent guest at the finest music centres and is praised by audiences and critics alike for her stylish sensitivity to words and engaging stage presence. Following performances together with Leeds Lieder Director and RPS Award-winner Joseph Middleton at Wigmore Hall, Luxembourg’s Philharmonie, Copenhagen’s Opera Festival, and in Germany and South America, the duo present a heady programme of exotic romanticism to commemorate Debussy’s anniversary year. The concert juxtaposes Debussy’s settings of poets Verlaine (in the Ariettes oubliées) and Baudelaire (in the Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire) with Wagner’s towering Wesendonck Lieder, and Karg has also programmed a selection from that most elusive and exquisite of song composers, Erik Satie.

Presented by the Howard Assembly Room in association with Leeds Lieder

Image © Gisela Schenker