Sunday 3 March 2019 7:30PM

Brad Mehldau piano; Ian Bostridge tenor

Mehldau, Schumann, Porter and Strachey


Please note that this performance includes settings of poems, by Bertold Brecht and e. e. cummings, which contain explicit language.

Change of Running Order
The running order for this concert has changed and will now be as listed below:


  • Brad Mehldau piano
  • Ian Bostridge tenor

Two masters of their respective genres come together for an intriguing programme. Acclaimed jazz performer Brad Mehldau accompanies universally-admired Lieder singer Ian Bostridge in a Schumann classic, alongside a new song cycle – composed by Mehldau – co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall for this occasion.

  • Brad Mehldau (b.1970)
        • Folly of Desire (UK première) [1]
  • Interval
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Dichterliebe Op. 48
  • Encore
  • Cole Porter (1891-1964)
        • Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
      • Gay Divorce
        • Night and Day
  • Jack Strachey (1894-1972)
        • These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
  1. Co-commissioned by Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Wigmore Hall, Stanford Live at Stanford University, and Carnegie Hall

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