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OPENING CONCERT: Benjamin Appl and Graham Johnson

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A Heine Songbook

Benjamin Appl baritone
Graham Johnson piano

Described as ‘the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers’ (Gramophone Magazine), Leeds Lieder favourite Benjamin Appl was a BBC New Generation Artist and an ECHO Rising Star artist for the 2015/16 season, appearing in recital at major European venues. He became an exclusive SONY Classical recording artist in May 2016 and won the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award. He had the fortune to be mentored by one of the greatest singers, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and tonight is joined by his regular collaborator, another titan of the Lieder world, Graham Johnson.

Programme to include:

Schumann  Dichterliebe

Mendelssohn  Auf Flügeln des Gesanges,  Gruß,  Neue Liebe

Clara Schumann   Sie liebten sich beide, Ich stand in dunklen Träumen, Lorelei 

Brahms Sommerabend, Mondenschein, Meerfahrt, Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht 

Liszt Vergiftet sind meine Lieder, Du bist wie eine Blume, Im Rheinim schönenStrome

“In dynastic terms the young German baritone Benjamin Appl is lieder royalty” The Spectator on Benjamin Appl

“That peerless song accompanist”  The Daily Telegraph on Graham Johnson

Tickets:  £25, £23 (conc)  £5 (U26/students)

Book your tickets via the Leeds College of Music Box Office:
Friends priority booking now open
To become a friend visit: www.leedslieder.org.uk/support-us/
General booking opens: Wednesday 12 December 2018
Online: https://www.lcm.ac.uk/whats-on/
Tel: 0113 222 3434