Mark Padmore - Beethoven, Schumann, Britten
The celebrated tenor Mark Padmore and the pianist Julius Drake perform songs by Beethoven alongside Schumann's Liederkreis Op.24 and Britten's 'Winter Words'.
Live from St James' Church, Chipping Campden
Presented by Catherine Bott.
Beethoven: Mailied, Op.52 No.4;
Neue Liebe neues Leben, Op.75 No.2;
Abendlied unterm gestirnten Himmel, Wo0.150
Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte, Op.98
Interval: Interval Music
20:20: Part 2
Schumann: Liederkreis, Op.24
Britten: Winter Words, Op.52
As part of the 2013 Chipping Campden International Festival, the celebrated tenor Mark Padmore is joined by Julius Drake at the piano to explore one of Britten's finest song cycles, set to poems by Thomas Hardy. The concert opens with songs by Beethoven, including his only cycle, An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved), which prefigures the cycles of Schubert and Schumann. Schumann's cycle of Heine poems completes the programme, containing extremes of elation and despair.