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Christoph Pregardien & Julius Drake

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 5pm

Christoph Prégardien tenor
Julius Drake piano

Schubert Acht Lieder nach verschiedene Dichtern 39’
Schumann Dichterliebe op.48 29’

Schubert and Schumann are the twin high points of the German Romantic Lied. Exquisitely crafted settings of the great poets of the age, the songs encapsulate a world of emotion from elation to despair, light-headed joy to aching tenderness. Precison, clarity of thought and diction and a vivid musical imagination make Christoph Prégardien one of the world’s foremost tenors.

As a prelude to their Britten-Pears Young Artist masterclasses this week, he and duo partner Julius Drake give a short recital immersing us in the richness of this repertoire.