CANCELLED The Kaufmann Residency: The Four Last Songs

13 February 2017 / 19:30

Jonas deeply regrets that because he has bronchitis this concert is cancelled. In due course we hope to reschedule this concert to a future date.

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Jonas Kaufmann sings Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the final concert of his Barbican Residency.

Strauss’s Four Last Songs are the ultimate romantic orchestral songs – and the final, gorgeous sunset of German Romanticism. The last concert of Jonas Kaufmann’s Barbican Residency finds him breaking new ground in this most rapturous of musical farewells.

True, they’re more usually sung by a soprano, but the prospect of hearing Kaufmann’s transcendent tone and unparalleled sensitivity in Strauss’s final masterpiece is mouth-watering. There’ll be other Strauss songs too: The Guardian described Kaufmann’s Strauss disc as ‘sexy, passionate singing, delivered with thrilling ease’. Meanwhile regular collaborator Jochen Rieder conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in sumptuous late romantic rarities by Strauss, Elgar and Korngold.

Programme & Performers

Korngold Schauspiel Overture
Strauss Symphonic Interlude from Intermezzo, Träumerei am Kamin
‘Ruhe meine Seele’
‘Freundliche Vision’
‘Heimliche Aufforderung’
Elgar In the South
Strauss Four Last Songs

Jonas Kaufmann tenor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jochen Rieder

Produced by the Barbican and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Generously supported by John Murray


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