I understand

Angelika Kirchschlager

Sunday 29 Oct 2017 3pm

Part of Autumn Concerts


Songs by Alma Mahler, Gustav MahlerBerg, Strauss and Korngold


Angelika Kirchschlager mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake piano

The wits and poets of fin-de-siècle Vienna strove to find ‘the world in a dewdrop’, and in the Lieder of that doomed era, emotion is distilled into musical miniatures of jewel-like beauty and startling emotional power.

The great Austrian mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager understands this repertoire like few other singers. Together with pianist Julius Drake, her programme sweeps from the sweetness of Richard Strauss to the expressionist despair of Alban Berg, embracing ravishing rarities by Korngold and Alma Mahler along the way.