A richly expressive recital of Romantic song from one of the world’s most celebrated singers. German soprano Dorothea Röschmann is widely admired for her vivid portrayals in the opera house, and her talent for dramatic characterisation is equally apparent in the concert hall.
Alongside Edinburgh-born Malcolm Martineau, Röschmann performs Schumann’s Liederkreis Op 39, a set of 12 eloquent Lieder whose intense emotions and passionate melodies mark it out as one of the great Romantic song cycles.
After a selection of Wolf’s wittily poetic Mörike Lieder, Röschmann closes with the Seven Early Songs by Berg, whose lush harmonies reveal the influence of Wagner and Debussy.
‘simply wonderful, soaring and expressive, blessed with a beautiful tone and painting the words with meaning.’
International Record Review
‘Martineau’s inimitable pianism is authoritative and characterful… Pure genius.’
This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
Schumann Liederkreis Op 39
Wolf Mörike Lieder (selection)
Berg Seven Early Songs