Thursday 23 November 2017 1:00PM

Christian Gerhaher baritone; James Cheung piano

Britten, Brahms and Schubert

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Change of Programme
The programme for this concert has changed from previously advertised and will now be as listed below.


  • Christian Gerhaher baritone
  • James Cheung piano

Christian Gerhaher prefaces Schubert’s six revelatory settings of poems by Heinrich Heine from Schwanengesang with a selection of songs that show the sensitivity, spiritual insight and refinement of Brahms’s writing for solo voice and piano. His unmissable lunchtime programme includes the potent imagery and allusions of ‘Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht’ and cruel irony and haunting conclusion of ‘Meerfahrt’.

Britten created his Songs and Proverbs of William Blake for Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, with whom Gerhaher studied in masterclass sessions. In turn James Cheung chose to concentrate on song accompaniment after attending a masterclass given by Christian Gerhaher at Snape Maltings.

  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
        • Proverbs 1-7 from Songs and Proverbs of William Blake Op. 74
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Wir wandelten Op. 96 No. 2
        • Meerfahrt Op. 96 No. 4
        • Verzagen Op. 72 No. 4
        • Über die Heide Op. 86 No. 4
        • Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht Op. 96 No. 1
        • Todessehnen Op. 86 No. 6
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
      • Schwanengesang D957
        • Der Atlas
        • Ihr Bild
        • Das Fischermädchen
        • Die Stadt
        • Am Meer
        • Der Doppelgänger
  • Encore
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
      • Schwanengesang D957
        • Die Taubenpost

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