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45. Flower Songs

15 October 2021, 15:15 - 16:15

Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder, examines Heinrich Heine’s poem ‘Du bist wie eine Blume’ (‘You are like a flower’) and four texts by Goethe, digging below the surface to reveal surprising depths to these seemingly simple flower metaphors.


This event is an in-person and livestreamed event. Livestreamed performances will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at the advertised performance time and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.

Want to watch this concert in person and at home? 'Hybrid' tickets, valid both in person and for the Digital Concert Hall, are also available for an additional £3 to the in-person price.

All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.

For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The performance duration is approximately 1 hour and there will be no interval.


(Online bookings only)

Book five or more concerts at the same time: 5% discount

Book ten or more concerts at the same time: 10% discount

Book fifteen or more concerts at the same time: 15% discount

For even further discounts click here for more information on our Festival Passes.

Tickets for both in-person and the Digital Concert Hall will be issued as eTickets by default. Printed tickets are available on request, for an additional fee.


Due to COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently this year. In order to keep everyone safe, our seating and concert conditions are subject to change in line with changing government guidance.

For more information about our COVID-19 safety measures, please click here.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the concert, please do not attend, but get in touch with our box office to arrange a refund

Artist Portrait

Richard Stokes

Richard Stokes

Speaker & Translator

Richard Stokes, Professor of Lieder at the Royal Academy of Music, is a regular juror at international Song Competitions. For the operatic stage he has translated Wozzeck and La voix humaine (Opera North), and Parsifal, Lulu, L’Amour de loin and Jakob Lenz (ENO). His books include The Spanish Song Companion (with Jacqueline Cockburn), J.S. Bach – The Complete Cantatas (Scarecrow Press), A French Song Companion (with Graham Johnson) (OUP), The Book of Lieder (Faber), a translation of Jules Renard’s complete Histoires Nature... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Magnus Walker

Magnus Walker


Tenor Magnus Walker has just completed his undergraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music and has remained there for his Masters, studying under the tutelage of Richard Berkeley-Steele and Matthew Fletcher where he has recently won First Prize in the Joan Chissell/Rex Stephens award for Schumann Lieder. While at the Academy, Magnus has undertaken many different projects: he has performed a recital of duets by German Lieder composers Brahms and Schumann, taken part in the Spencer Collection, and given the world premiere of Mario Ferrar... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Aron Goldin

Aron Goldin


Aron Goldin is a British pianist, specialising in the Lieder repertoire. He is currently studying for a Professional Diploma in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music, where he is a Principal Scholar under the tutelage of Michael Dussek. Prior to his Professional Diploma, Aron gained a Masters with Distinction in Piano Accompaniment and a Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music (DipRAM). Aron also has a Double First in English Literature from Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was a Senior Scholar. Whilst at Academy, Aron&rsquo... Read Full Biography


General Admission
In-person & Streaming (Digital Concert Hall)
In-person only
Online Streaming Access
Digital Concert Hall - Live stream only

Festival Passes

Seating Area A
Full Festival Pass (In-person & Digital Concert Hall)
Week 1 Festival Pass (In-person & Digital Concert Hall)
Online Streaming Access
Digital Festival Pass - online only
Week 1 Digital Festival Pass - online only
Under 35s Digital Festival Pass - online only
Under 35s Week 1 Digital Festival Pass - online only

This event is part of a series:

Nature's Songbook

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