Baritone Benjamin Appl talks about life as a Lieder singer, including songs by Strauss, Janacek, Schubert and Debussy. Singers Margaret Price and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau feature.
Baritone Benjamin Appl steals into the storehouse of great art songs to find music and lyrics which he matches in a very down-to-earth way to his everyday experience as a Lieder singer in the 21st century. In this first programme in the series he talks about auditions, collaborations, accompanists and life on the road. Includes songs by Wolf, Rossini, Strauss, Mahler, Janacek, Schubert and Debussy. Features singers such as Margaret Price, Cecilia Bartoli, Christa Ludwig, Magdalena Kozena and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.