Friday 9 June – Opening Gala recital: Mark Padmore CBE and Ana Manastireanu
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Mark Padmore CBE tenor
Ana Manastireanu piano
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Hans Christian Anderson Lieder Op. 40
Liederkreis Op. 39 (Eichendorff)
In der Fremde
Auf einer Burg
In der Fremde
Who Are These Children?
The Seal Man
Full Fathom Five
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fear No More the Heat O’ the Sun
What better way to open the 2023 Leeds Lieder Festival than with Mark Padmore, one of the great song recitalists of our time, and a firm favourite with Yorkshire audiences.
In a typically wide-ranging programme, Schumann stands at the head of the recital, first in partnership with Hans Christian Andersen. The poems are by turns folkish, macabre, touching and heartfelt. Twilight and shadows are painted in these songs, and these themes are continued most masterfully by Eichendorff in one of the pinnacles of German Romanticism: Schumann’s Liederkreis Op. 39.
The second half of the programme turns to the highways and byways of English song. Finzi’s masterpiece ‘Channel Firing’ rubs shoulders with new works by Tansy Davies and Sally Beamish.
One of the real success stories of recent years remains our burgeoning Young Artists Programme. Through our rigorous training, Leeds Lieder has seen the blossoming of a new generation of song enthusiasts, and it is especially welcome to see Ana Manastireanu, a Leeds Lieder Young Artist from 2019, appear alongside Padmore in this opening recital.
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Book over telephone via the Leeds Conservatoire box office: 0113 222 3434.