Baudelaire In Song: Sophie Karthäuser, Eugene Asti & Doric String Quartet
19 October 2017, 13:10
A dream team of artists visit Paris and Vienna. The programme is bound by the work of Charles Baudelaire, who died 150 years ago and whose poetry is set in Alban Berg's stunning Lyric Suite and Debussy's Wagnerian songs of 1887–9, the Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire.
Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)
Claude-Achille Debussy (1862 - 1918)
SopranoRenowned worldwide as one of the finest interpreters of Mozart’s works, being called a born “Mozartian”, Sophie Karthäuser has earned such praise by singing her first ever Pamina under the baton of René Jacobs at La Monnaie and her debut Susanna led by William Christie with Opéra de Lyon. She has appeared in several other Mozart roles, such as Tamiri (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées), Sandrina (Theater an der Wien), Serpetta (Berlin Konzerthaus), Despina and Zerlina (Théâtre Ro... Read Full Biography
PianistEugene Asti studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, where he currently teaches. One of the foremost accompanists of his generation, Eugene has performed with artists including Dame Felicity Lott, Dame Sarah Connolly, Sir Willard White, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Bryn Terfel, Angelika Kirchschlager and the late Dame Margaret Price in venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Barbican, London; the Musikverein, Vienna; Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg; the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; the K... Read Full Biography
EnsembleThe Doric String Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. Selected for representation by YCAT in 2006, the Quartet went on to win several prizes including 1st prize at the 2008 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, 2nd prize at the Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition in Italy and the Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. The Quartet pe... Read Full Biography
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