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Werner Güra Tenor
Christoph Berner Piano

Supported by
Edinburgh International Festival Benefactors

Friday 16 August
  • Running time: 
    1 hour, 45 minutes

The lyrical Lieder performances of acclaimed German tenor Werner Güra take listeners on a spiritual and emotional journey. His glowing voice’s remarkable shadings only add to his dramatic yet subtle vocalœdeliveries.

With pianist Christoph Berner, Güra begins his concert with songs of love and longing by Beethoven, from the highly personal song cycle An die ferne Geliebte (‘To the distant beloved’) to expressions of bittersweet desire in Wonne der Wehmut and An die Hoffnung.

After the interval, Güra brings together a selection of Schubert Lieder to convey the life, loves and losses of a Romantic hero, from the youthful Schlummerlied and Ganymed to the movingWillkommen und Abschied.

‘Güra, outstanding in his unfussy, intense delivery, is a formidable, rousing guide.’
The Guardian

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

The Queen's Hall

85-89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9JG

Supported by
Edinburgh International Festival Benefactors

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Werner Güra Tenor
Christoph Berner Piano

Songs by Beethoven and Schubert

Image: Monika Ritterhaus


This event was part of a previous Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The Festival 2014 programme is now live. Visit the events block to find out more. Public bookings will open on Saturday 29 March.

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