I understand

Angelika Kirchschlager

Sun 29 Oct 3pm

From £6.00 to £24.00

Part of Autumn Concerts

Sunday 29 October 2017 - 3.00pm

Programme:

Songs by Alma Mahler, Gustav MahlerBerg, Strauss and Korngold

Performers:

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.