Saturday 6 May 2017 7:30PM

Karita Mattila soprano; Ville Matvejeff piano

Brahms, Wagner, Berg and Strauss

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  • Karita Mattila soprano
  • Ville Matvejeff piano

With her irresistible onstage presence, dramatic persona and voice of jaw-dropping flexibility and beauty, Karita Mattila belongs to the company of today’s finest singers.

The Finnish lyric soprano, among the great interpreters of Richard Strauss, prefaces a selection of the composer’s impassioned songs with Alban Berg’s innovative Vier Lieder Op. 2, works which stretch the bounds of tonality in search of heightened emotional expression.

She opens her recital with Brahms’s high-spirited Zigeunerlieder and Wagner’s sublime Wesendonck Lieder.

  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Zigeunerlieder Op. 103
  • Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
        • Wesendonck Lieder
  • Alban Berg (1885-1935)
        • Vier Lieder Op. 2
  • Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
        • Der Stern Op. 69 No. 1
        • Wiegenlied Op. 41 No. 1
        • Meinem Kinde Op. 37 No. 3
        • Ach Lieb, ich muss nun scheiden Op. 21
        • Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten Op. 19 No. 4
        • Allerseelen Op. 10 No. 8
        • Cäcilie Op. 27 No. 2

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