Elina Garanca in recital

Music by Schumann and Strauss

21 October 2014 / 19:30

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This is the rescheduled concert from 9 April.

Mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and pianist Malcolm Martineau explore the intensely beautiful sound-world of songs by Schumann, Strauss and Alban Berg.

“She is a star of the first magnitude” wrote The Daily Telegraph of Latvian mezzo Elīna Garanča; but Garanča is also an artist of profound intelligence – demonstrated tonight in a song recital devoted to German romanticism, and supported on the piano by one of the world’s greatest exponents of the lieder repertoire.

Elīna Garanča’s operatic recitals have caused a sensation in previous seasons at the Barbican – but critics such as Rupert Christiansen have been quick to emphasise the “sharp intelligence to match her vocal technique”. For an artist who is, in her own words, driven by “the fascinating business of expressing your feelings by controlling your voice” it’s natural to be drawn to the lieder of Schumann and Richard Strauss, and in pianist Malcolm Martineau Garanca has an artistic partner of consummate expertise and insight. Berg’s impressionistic Seven Early Songs will take their joint artistry into a rich and poignant new sound-world.

Programme & Performers

'Widmung', Op 25, No 1
'Der Nussbaum', Op 25, No 3
'Jemand', Op 25, No 4
'Lieder der Braut aus dem Liebesfrühling I', Op 25, No 11
'Lieder der Braut aus dem Liebesfrühling II', Op 25, No 12
'Frauenliebe und leben', Op 42
Seit ich ihn gesehen
Er, der Herrlichste von allen
Ich kann’s nicht fassen, nicht glauben
Du Ring an meinem Finger

Helft mir, ihr Schwestern
Süsser Freund, du blickest
An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust
Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan

Berg Sieben frühe Lieder
R Strauss
'Leises Lied', 5 Lieder, Op 39, No 1
'All mein’ Gedanken, mein Herz und mein Sinn', Op 21, No 1
'Ach Lieb, ich muss nun scheiden', Op 21, No 3
'Meinem Kinde', Op 37, No 3
'Allerseelen', Op 10, No 8
'Heimliche Aufforderung', Op 27, No 3

Elīna Garanča
Malcolm Martineau piano

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More recitals at the Barbican:
Fri 17 Oct - Kavakos/Brahms: The Violin Sonatas
Mon 12 Jan - Ian Bostridge sings Winterreise
Fri 23 Jan - Benjamin Grosvenor in recital
Fri 20 Mar - Evgeny Kissin in recital
Wed 22 Apr - Capuçon/Brahms: The Cello Sonatas
Sat 16 May - Helene Grimaud in recital
Thu 28 May - Matthias Goerne in recital
Fri 5 Jun - Murray Perahia in recital

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This event is part of:
Barbican Presents 2014–2015

Produced by the Barbican


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