Heather Shipp & Stephen Barlow
Heather Shipp, soprano; Stephen Barlow, piano
Brahms Wie Melodien zieht es mir; Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer; Der Tod das ist die Kühle nacht; Auf dem Kirchhofe
Wolf Du denkst mit einem Fädchen mich zu fangen?; Bedeckt mich mit Blumen; Lebe wohl; Aug ein altes Bild; Er ist’s
Vienna is the connection for all three composers featured in this rich programme. With Vienna in their blood as the 19th century turned into the explosive early 20th, it is a snapshot of intimate portraits of each composer, not only in the texts of the songs they chose, but in the different worlds of expression they inhabit. Brahms’ songs are imbued with backward looking respect for classicism, Wolf’s are typically concise and testing, and Mahler’s are deeply infused with simplicity and a wistful sweetness. Heather Shipp is one of the UK’s most versatile mezzo sopranos, acclaimed across a wide repertoire on the concert platform, operatic stage, in the recording studio and on television. She is joined by Festival Artistic Director Stephen Barlow at the piano, who is no stranger to accompanying.
21 July 2017
12.00pm - 1.00pm
St John's Church