Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch.
Benjamin Appl | 2017 International Festival

Benjamin Appl & Pavel Kolesnikov

Songs by Schubert, Schumann & Grieg

Young German baritone famed for his seductive expressiveness is joined by the remarkable Siberian-born pianist for a recital of Lieder and songs by Schubert, Schumann and Grieg.

Benjamin Appl Baritone
Pavel Kolesnikov Piano

Lieder and songs by Schubert, Schumann, Grieg and Matthias Pintscher

Charismatic, perceptive, and performing with a striking identification with his songs, young German baritone Benjamin Appl has been hailed as one of the finest of his generation of Lieder singers – for his seductive expressiveness, his honeyed voice and his astonishing balance of power and sensitivity.

He is joined by the remarkable young Siberianborn pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, celebrated for the astonishing freshness of his spellbinding playing, for a wide-ranging recital of classic Lieder.

They open with a broad Schubert collection – from the joyous affirmation of Die Taubenpost to the gruesome Romantic horror of Der Zwerg – and travel through dramatic songs by Schumann and Grieg’s achingly melodious Sechs Lieder to a new work by contemporary German composer Matthias Pintscher.

This concert was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

17 August 2017

  • The Queen's Hall (Show on map)
  • 1hr 45mins approx (one interval)
  • £9 - £32.50*

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2018 programme is now available to browse online. Click on What's On from the menu to see the full programme.

You might also be interested in

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

Debussy’s La mer

Paul Daniel conducts works by French and Scottish composers, ending in Debussy’s transcendent La mer.

9 August 2018

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko conducts Strauss and Prokofiev

Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic return to the International Festival with a vibrant programme of Richard Strauss and Prokofiev.

16 August 2018

Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad & David Meier

Schubert, Schumann & Franck

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, the Norwegian violist makes his International Festival debut with a fiendishly virtuosic recital that showcases the viola’s lyricism.

17 August 2018

James Ehnes & Steven Osborne

Play Brahms, Ravel, Debussy & Prokofiev

Two of today’s most respected soloists perform a sumptuous recital of Brahms, Ravel, Debussy & Prokofiev.

23 August 2018