Tuesday 2 April 2019 7:30PM

Royal Academy of Music Song Circle

The Songs of Carl Loewe


Change of Artist
Owing to illness, Olivia Warburton (mezzo-soprano) is unable to take part in tomorrow night’s concert. We are grateful to Hannah Bennett (mezzo-soprano) for stepping in at short notice.


  • Royal Academy of Music Song Circle
  • Frances Gregory mezzo-soprano
  • Hannah Bennett mezzo-soprano
  • Kieran Carrel tenor
  • Paul Grant baritone
  • Thomas Bennett bass
  • Richard Gowers piano
  • Gus Tredwell piano
  • Leo Nicholson piano

Students from the Royal Academy of Music’s ‘Song Circle’ present a recital of Lieder devoted entirely to the songs of Carl Loewe (1796-1869). Born a year before Schubert and outliving him by more than four decades, Loewe performed his songs throughout Germany to great acclaim and was known as the North German Schubert. Greatly admired by Schumann, Liszt, Wolf and Wagner (who preferred his ‘Erlkönig’ to Schubert’s), he composed over 500 songs in a great variety of genres.

The students will perform a breadth of Loewe’s repertoire, from comic gems to celebrated ballads, through lyrical pieces, a song cycle, and much more.

A whole evening of Loewe Lieder is almost unprecedented, and surtitles will be provided to increase the enjoyment.

  • Supported by the Mayfield Valley Arts Trust
  • Carl Loewe (1796-1869)
        • Erlkönig Op. 1 No. 3
        • Meine Ruh ist hin Op. 9
        • Ach neige, du Schmerzensreiche Op. 9
        • Der Asra Op. 133
        • Odins Meeresritt Op. 118
        • Süsses Begräbnis Op. 62 No. 4
        • Spirito Santo Op. 143
        • Tom der Reimer Op. 135a
        • Meeresleuchten Op. 145 No. 1
        • Heimlichkeit Op. 145 No. 4
        • Der Feind Op. 145 No. 2
        • Mädchenwünsche Op. 9
        • Zum Sehen geboren Op. 9
  • Interval
        • Frauenliebe Op. 60 (selection)
        • Die Mutter an der Wiege
        • O süsse Mutter Op. 62 No. 3
        • Der Pilgrim vor St Just Op. 99 No. 3
        • Erste Liebe Op. 9
        • Hinkende Jamben Op. 62 No. 5
        • Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh (Wandrers Nachtlied) Op. 9
        • Edward Op. 1 No. 1

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