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Mahler Song Series I

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Ruby Hughes soprano
Joseph Middleton piano

Programme to include Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Songs of Youth, and late songs by Schumann.

Ruby Hughes, a laureate of the BBC New Generation Artists scheme and past winner of the Borletti-Buitoni Award, opens our season with what will be a fascinating glimpse into the early writing style of Mahler. Ruby’s début CD, Nocturnal Variations with Middleton showcases her affinity for Mahler’s writing and it has been met with universal acclaim. Selected as ‘Record of the Month’ by BBC Music Magazine, Ruby’s voice is described as ‘exceptional…a perfect instrument of its kind.’

This recital will be preceded by a pre-concert talk, beginning at 6.30pm.

The concert will also be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast at a later date.


Gustav Mahler Early Songs
Im Lenz
Ich ging mit Lust
Zu Strassburg auf der Schanz
Scheiden und Meiden

Charles Ives Memories of America
The Housatonic at Stockbridge
Memories: A ‘very pleasant’ B ‘rather sad’
Songs my mother taught me
From the Swimmers


Robert Schumann Three Late Songs
Röselein, Röselein
Die Blume der Ergebung
Meine Rose

Alma Mahler A trilogy of contrasts
Die Stille Stadt
Laue Sommernacht

Gustav Mahler
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

£20.00 (£18 for booking up to 14 days in advance)
Free for students and under 16
Book online (no surcharges) at concerts.leeds.ac.uk or on 0113 343 2584