13th to 21st October 2017

Schubert Song Cycle I

Nick Pritchard tenor
Jâms Coleman piano

Schubert 'Die Schöne Müllerin'

 

Tickets £12

Buy tickets for all three Song Cycle Day concerts for £28

CONCESSIONS Half price tickets are available for this concert for children, and students in full-time education, aged 30 years and under. Please bring your Student Card to the concert. (Not available in conjunction with the above package).

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Franz Schubert wrote some of the greatest music the world has ever heard, including over 600 songs (Lieder). His predominant themes were love and its loss, longing and loneliness. Schubert’s songwriting reached its apogee in the two great cycles, Die Schöne Müllerin and Winterreise and in the collection of songs known as Schwanengesang, the very last that he composed. For German Lied aficionados and newcomers to the genre alike, this marathon of Schubert Song Cycles is a must, revealing as they do Schubert’s genius for composing songs that are poignant, beautiful and heart-rending. Each singer will explain the background to these famous settings, as each song describes a mood or is part of a narrative. It’s worth mentioning that the fine pianist, Jâms Coleman will be tackling no less than fifty-eight songs in one day!

Die Schöne Müllerin is the first of the Cycles and is thought to be one of the composer’s most significant works. Originally written with a tenor in mind, it tells the story of a young man who falls in love with a miller’s daughter.

Nick P              Jams Coleman