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Ian Bostridge (tenor) and Joseph Middleton (piano)

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Thursday 29 October
Leeds Town Hall, 6pm start
The concert will begin with a 15-minute recital by young artist Harriet Burns

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Ian Bostridge CBE joins Festival Director Joseph Middleton to perform a work with which he’s become synonymous: Schubert’s Winterreise. “Winterreise is to me the ultimate work that I perform. It’s a work that ranks with the greatest in the operatic and symphonic repertoire.” So writes Ian Bostridge, who stands as one of the foremost Schubertians of our time. A recent performance by Bostridge and Middleton drew particularly enthusiastic reviews: ‘… with an impressive range of dynamics and colour [it] was both exceedingly intense and sincere – a great interpretation.’Their recital is preceded by a recital by Harriet Burns, last heard by Yorkshire audiences at the Leeds Lieder Wigmore Hall masterclass given by our President, the great Dutch soprano Elly Ameling. She will perform Schubert’s Ellens Gesang I, II & III. Her recital for Leeds Lieder takes place under the auspices of Barbara Hannigan’s Momentum Equilibrium initiative.

Young Artist: Harriet Burns soprano
Joseph Middleton piano 

Franz Schubert 1797-1828
Ellens Gesang I – Raste Krieger! Krieg ist aus
Ellens Gesang II – Jäger, ruhe von der Jagd!
Ellens Gesang III – Ave Maria 

Ian Bostridge tenor
Joseph Middleton piano

Gute Nacht
Die Wetterfahne
Gefrorene Tränen
Der Lindenbaum
Auf den Flusse
Die Post
Der greise Kopf
Die Krähe
Letzte Hoffnung
Im Dorfe
Der stürmische Morgen
Der Wegweiser
Das Wirsthaus
Die Nebensonnen
Der Leiermann