Friday 27 January 2017 7:30PM

Alice Coote; Julius Drake

I Myself Am The Enemy Who Must Be Loved? What Then?


  • Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
  • Julius Drake piano

Firm Wigmore Hall favourites Alice Coote and Julius Drake present a special programme of works, complete with the world première of a new score from Nico Muhly.

Muhly’s piece stands alongside Dominick Argento’s Pulitzer Prize-winning song cycle From the Diary of Virginia Woolf, written in 1974 for Janet Baker, and the twelve nostalgic songs of Schumann’s Kerner Lieder. This concert is entitled ‘I myself am the enemy who must be loved? What then?’, quoting Carl Jung, and explores the theme of mental health and the complexities of the human mind.

  • Nico Muhly (b.1981)
        • Strange Productions (world première) [1]
  • Dominick Argento (b.1927)
        • From the Diary of Virginia Woolf
  • Interval
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Kerner Lieder Op. 35
  • Encore
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Meine Rose Op. 90
  1. Commissioned by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation

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