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From the 2016-17 Leeds Lieder Festival, works by Mahler: Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen and four of his Des Knaben Wunderhorn settings. Plus other songs by Liszt and Alma Mahler.

This week's Lunchtime Concerts were recorded at the Clothworkers' Centenary Concert Hall as part of the 2016/17 Leeds Lieder Festival, curated by pianist Joseph Middleton. Joseph's theme for this festival was the music of Gustav Mahler, which he paired with songs by some of Mahler's inspirations and contemporaries. Today, soprano Gemma Lois Summerfield and baritone James Newby perform four of Mahler's "Knaben Wunderhorn" settings, soprano Ruby Hughes sings his song-cycle "Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen" and also three songs by Alma Mahler, and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston sings his four songs by Liszt.

Alma Mahler: Die stille Stadt; Sommernacht; Lobgesang
Ruby Hughes (soprano) / Joseph Middleton (piano)

Mahler: Trost im Unglück; Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt; Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?; Verlorene Müh' [Des Knaben Wunderhorn]
James Newby (baritone) / Gemma Lois Summerfield (soprano) / Joseph Middleton (piano)

Liszt: Der du von dem Himmel bist; Vergiftet sind meine Lieder; Es war ein König in Thule; Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh'
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano) / Joseph Middleton (piano)

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Ruby Hughes (soprano) / Joseph Middleton (piano).

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