Wednesday 29 September 2021 7:30PM

Christian Gerhaher baritone; Isabelle Faust violin; Anne Katharina Schreiber violin; Timothy Ridout viola; Danusha Waskiewicz viola; Jean-Guihen Queyras cello; Christian Poltéra cello

Berlioz, Schoeck and Schoenberg


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  • Christian Gerhaher baritone
  • Isabelle Faust violin
  • Anne Katharina Schreiber violin
  • Timothy Ridout viola
  • Danusha Waskiewicz viola
  • Jean-Guihen Queyras cello
  • Christian Poltéra cello

Two outings for what is certain to be a popular programme given by the outstanding German baritone and his exceptional friends. Rarely heard is the substantial song cycle for baritone and string quartet (1931-3) by the Swiss composer Othmar Schoeck (1886-1937), which sets poems by Nikolaus Lenau and Gottfried Keller: Alban Berg is known to have been an admirer.

  • in partnership with and supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in London
  • Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957)
      • Notturno Op. 47
  • Interval
  • Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
      • Verklärte Nacht Op. 4
  • Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
      • Les nuits d'été Op. 7
        • (arranged by David Matthews for baritone and sextet)

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