Baritone Benjamin Appl discusses life as a Lieder singer, including songs by Duparc, Strauss and Vaughan-Williams. Singers include Bryn Terfel and Jessye Norman.
Baritone Benjamin Appl dips a paw into the great honeypot of German Lieder, French melodies and English art song. He finds 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 programme he talks about having to move to where the work is, the issue of gender in songs, our relationship with nature, learning repertoire, and dealing with the voice. Includes songs by Duparc, Strauss, Schubert, Barber, Gurney and Vaughan-Williams. Features singers such as Brigitte Fassbaender, Bryn Terfel, Benjamin Luxon, Christoph Pregardien and Jessye Norman.