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Songs from the East: Benjamin Appl & Graham Johnson

17 October 2017, 19:30


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Already internationally known, Benjamin Appl is joined by the ‘peerless song accompanist’ (Daily Telegraph) Graham Johnson for a programme of Lieder vom Orient that includes Brahms’s Op.32 songs, settings of Platen and Daumer. The eastern-inspired poetry of Rückert, Heine, Goethe, Geibel and Byron is heard in songs by Schubert, Schumann – whose Rückert settings were surely an influence on Mahler – Cornelius, Loewe and others.


Artist Portrait

Benjamin Appl

Benjamin Appl

Baritone

Described as ‘the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers’ (Gramophone Magazine, UK), Benjamin Appl, Gramophone Award Young Artist of the Year 2016, is celebrated by audiences and critics in recital, concerts and opera. He was a member of the BBC New Generation Artist scheme from 2014-16 and was also a Wigmore Hall Emerging Artist and ECHO Rising Star for the 2015-16 season, appearing in recital at major European venues including the Barbican Centre London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Konzerthaus, Philhar... Read Full Biography
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Graham Johnson

Graham Johnson

Pianist

Described as "that peerless song accompanist” by the Daily Telegraph (November 2015) Graham Johnson is recognised as one of the world’s leading vocal accompanists. Born in Rhodesia, he came to London to study in 1967. After leaving the Royal Academy of Music, his teachers included Gerald Moore and Geoffrey Parsons. In 1972 he was the official pianist at Peter Pears' first masterclasses at the Snape Maltings, which brought him into contact with Benjamin Britten – a link which strengthened his determination to accomp... Read Full Biography

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The Schubert Project will be the biggest ever celebration of the life and music of Franz Schubert. At its core is the UK's first ever complete performance of Schubert's songs, alongside a host of other works. Bringing Schubert’s Vienna to Oxford in a dazzling feast of music, art, theatre, food & drink, this three-week festival is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to immerse you...