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Different in so many ways, two leading composers born within two years of one another – Mendelssohn in Hamburg in 1809, Liszt in a Hungarian village in 1811 – made indelible contributions to European musical life in their various fields throughout their lifetimes: Mendelssohn’s cut tragically short at just 38 years, Liszt’s protean in a career that ended when he was 74. At John Gilhooly’s invitation, Julius Drake has devised this strand of Wigmore Hall’s Mendelssohn focus for the 2020/21 Season, juxtaposing the two composers’ songs.

Mendelssohn & Liszt Song Series

Dame Sarah Connolly   © Christopher Pledge

Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano; Roderick Williams baritone; Julius Drake piano

Wednesday 30 September 2020 7:30PM

Mendelssohn and Liszt

Julia Kleiter   © Theodora Richter/Paris

Julia Kleiter soprano; Julian Prégardien tenor; Julius Drake piano

Monday 7 December 2020 7:30PM

Mendelssohn and Liszt

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