Wednesday 27 November 1901 8:30PM

Lawrence Rea baritone; Carl Friedberg piano; George H. Clutsam accompanist

Liszt, Schubert, Schumann and more


  • Lawrence Rea baritone* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Carl Friedberg piano* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • George H. Clutsam accompanist

Carl Friedberg was born in Bingen, Germany in 1872 and studied with the pianist James Kwast (who also taught Percy Grainger and Otto Klemperer) and with Clara Schumann. His public debut in 1892 saw him playing under Mahler, and the following year he gave a recital of Brahms in the presence of the composer, who was sufficiently impressed that he gave Friedberg private coaching on the performance of his piano works.

His first and likely only appearance at Wigmore Hall was under the auspices of Alfred Schulz-Curtius's popular Concert Club and was shared with the baritone Lawrence Rea, a pupil of Eugen Gura who had made several successful appearances in mixed recitals over the previous two years.

  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
      • 6 Organ Preludes and Fugues (BWV543-548) S462
        • I. Prelude and Fugue in A minor (transcription from Johann Sebastian Bach)
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
      • Schwanengesang D957
        • Der Atlas
      • Winterreise D911
        • Mut
        • Einsamkeit
      • Schwanengesang D957
        • Die Taubenpost
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Études symphoniques Op. 13
  • Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
      • Poëme d'amour
        • Puisqu'elle a pris ma vie
  • Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
        • L'aurore Op. 22 No. 3
        • À toi Op. 28 No. 1
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Two Rhapsodies Op. 79
  • Carl Loewe (1796-1869)
        • Archibald Douglas Op. 128
  • Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
        • Ballade
        • Mazurka
        • Etude
        • Nocturne
        • Polonaise

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