Mark Padmore (tenor), Joseph Middleton (piano)
A Poet’s Journey
Programme to include:
|Britten||Who are these children?|
|Schumann||Dichterliebe (historically correct version including 4 extra songs)|
‘When words leave off, music begins’: so wrote the nineteenth century German poet Heinrich Heine. No composer set Heine as magically as Schumann and the Leeds audience has a rare chance to hear a complete performance of Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe, the original twenty Heine songs, rather than the sixteen usually given. Well-known and well-loved by audiences around the globe, Mark Padmore returns to Leeds following an extraordinary season. Artist in Residence with the Berlin Philharmonic and Bayerische Rundfunk Orchestras, he was awarded a CBE this year and performs at all the major music centres. His recital also includes Britten’s rarely performed Scots songs, Who are these children? and Mahler’s transcendental Rückert-Lieder.
Tickets: £20 (£18 if booked and paid for in advance) FREE for students and under 16s