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Saturday 10 June – Evening recital: Louise Alder and Joseph Middleton

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Louise Alder soprano
Joseph Middleton piano

£23 (unwaged/disabled)
FREE (U30/students)
Part of the Evening Recitals Pass. Find out more about our new Festival Passes here.
n.b. Leeds Conservatoire is the Box Office for all Festival events.

Franz Schubert
Im Freien
Im Haine
Die Rose
Luisens Antwort
Die junge Nonne

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Als Luise die Briefe
An Chloe
Das Lied der Trennung
Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls


Robert Schumann
Vier Mignon Lieder
Kennst du das Land
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt
Heiss’ mich nicht reden
So lasst mich scheinen

Nikolai Medtner

Jean Sibelius
Våren flyktar hastigt
Säv, säv, susa
Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte
Var det en dröm?

“Two of classical song’s brightest artists” (‘The Guardian’) appear in Leeds on the back of recitals in Graz Musikverein, Wigmore Hall and the ‘home’ of Schubert song: the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg.

For Leeds Lieder they perform extracts from their recent and much-lauded recital CD, which was selected as a ‘Gramophone’ Editor‘s Choice, and as with their other releases, sat at the top of the classical charts.

Mozart’s transcendental ‘Abendempfindung’ follows a group of expressive Schubert Lieder. The second half juxtaposes the waif Mignon with luxurious melodic writing from Scandinavian’s best-loved writer of songs, Sibelius.

“Alder is in glorious voice, her soprano fresh and untethered… her high notes gleam, and her words are direct and communicative… Middleton’s playing fills in everything those words can’t say, perfectly calibrated to support Alder but huge in its expressive scope.”– The Guardian, on a recent Wigmore Hall recital

Book online via the Leeds Lieder website – click the “book tickets” button on this page.
Book over telephone via the Leeds Conservatoire box office: 0113 222 3434.