Wednesday 12 October 2016 7:30PM

Christian Gerhaher baritone; Gerold Huber piano

Dvořák and Schumann

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  • Christian Gerhaher baritone
  • Gerold Huber piano

Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber readily access areas of imagination and insight that are off-limits to all but the most enlightened artists. Their latest Wigmore Hall recital opens with Dvořák’s Biblical Songs, ten uplifting settings in Czech of Psalms extracted from the Bible of Kralice, a landmark of the Protestant Reformation.

Matters spiritual also arise in Schumann’s ‘Requiem’, the ‘old Catholic poem’, which the composer added to his settings of six poems by Nikolaus Lenau.

The programme’s second half includes three mature Schumann Lieder and his early sequence of a dozen songs to poems by Justinus Kerner.

Following this concert, Christian Gerhaher will be presented with The Wigmore Medal, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Wigmore Hall over the past 15 years.

  • Supported by the Season Patrons who have made a major contribution to the 2016/17 Wigmore Series
  • We are grateful to The Monument Trust for essential additional support for our expanded vocal series
  • Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
        • Biblické písne (Biblical Songs) Op. 99
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Sechs Gedichte und Requiem Op. 90
  • Interval
  • Robert Schumann
        • Resignation Op. 83 No. 1
        • Die Blume der Ergebung Op. 83 No. 2
        • Der Einsiedler Op. 83 No. 3
        • Kerner Lieder Op. 35
  • Encore
  • Robert Schumann
        • Mein schöner Stern! Op. 101 No. 4

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