Social DistanSong Day Six: Benjamin Appl & Simon Lepper
02 April 2020, 10:00 - 23:55
Remember that you can find texts and translations of all the songs that were due to be performed today in the 'Explore' section on the main menu above, or by going to the original event listing and clicking on the Programme tab.
Ben and Simon remotely recorded Hugo Wolf's 'Fussreise' for us, introduced by Ben:
Simon introduces and performs 'Bright is the Ring of Words' as a piano solo:
Katy Hamilton has a chat with Ben about singing in English, 'wandering' and lockdown activities:
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BaritoneHailed as ‘the most promising of today’s up-and-coming song recitalists’ (Financial Times), baritone Benjamin Appl is celebrated by audiences and critics alike for a voice that ‘belongs to the last of the old great masters of song’ with ‘an almost infinite range of colours’ (Suddeutsche Zeitung), ‘exacting attention to text’ (New York Times), and artistry that’s described as ‘unbearably moving’ (The Times). Named Gramophone Award Young Artist of the Year in 2016, Appl wa... Read Full Biography
PianistSimon read music at King’s College, Cambridge before studying piano accompaniment with Michael Dussek at the Royal Academy of Music and later with Ruben Lifschitz at the Fondation Royaumont. He is a currently professor of collaborative piano and a vocal repertoire coach at the Royal College of Music, London where he also in charge of the collaboarative piano course. Since 2003 he has been an official accompanist for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition Performance highlights have included an invitation from the Wigmor... Read Full Biography
SpeakerKaty Hamilton is a freelance researcher, writer and presenter on music. She is a specialist in nineteenth-century Austro-German repertoire, in particular the music of Johannes Brahms and his contemporaries, exploring chamber and vocal music and its connection to amateur music-making. She has also been involved in a wide range of other research projects and publications covering subjects as diverse as the history of the Edinburgh Festival, the role of émigré musicians in post-1945 British musical life, and variety shows at the W... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
In these strange and unsettling times, we're delighted to present our much-reduced virtual spring festival in place of Spring Song. From 27 March to 4 April, we'll be bringing you exclusive content to enjoy from the artists and speakers who were due to take part. Artistic Director, Sholto Kynoch, tells us more about what's coming up in the video below... [youtube url=http...