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Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder (WWV. 91)

Charles Hazlewood is joined by mezzo soprano Jane Irwin and the BBC Concert Orchestra to focus on the five songs which Wagner composed to poems by Mathilde Wesendonck: Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder.

Charles Hazlewood is joined by mezzo soprano Jane Irwin and the BBC Concert Orchestra for a workshop session and performance focussing on the five songs which Wagner composed to poems by Mathilde Wesendonck: Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder. Mathilde was Wagner's muse; Wagner was her creative mentor. The intensity of their collaboration is enshrined in these five love songs.

1 hour

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Music Played

  • Richard Wagner - Wesendonck-Lieder arr. Mottl for voice & orchestra

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra, Jane Irwin (Mezzo-soprano)

Broadcast

  • Sat 3 Sep 2005 14:00

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