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Leeds Lieder Festival: Evening Recital: O Solitude

O Solitude

James Gilchrist (tenor)
Anna Tilbrook (piano)

Purcell – O Solitude
Schubert – Einsamkeit D620
Jonathan Dove – Under alter’d skies
(Leeds Lieder Première)
Barber – Hermit Songs

Gilchrist and Tilbrook, particularly noted as outstanding exponents of Schubert and English song, have enjoyed a fruitful collaboration for well over 20 years, with many award-winning recordings to their name. Tonight’s programme is typically wide-ranging and includes Schubert’s ambitious Einsamkeit. Jonathan Dove’s Under alter’d skies, which was commissioned by Wigmore Hall, receives its Leeds Lieder première, while Barber’s witty, stark and virtuosic cycle, his settings of translations of medieval Gaelic or Latin poems attributed to Irish saints and holy persons, rounds off the evening.

‘James Gilchrist showed once again that he has few equals amongst tenors with a beautifully expressive performance’
MusicOHM, Leeds Lieder Gala
Wigmore Hall

‘Anna Tilbrook is an outstanding accompanist: discreet when necessary, but also able to make the simplest phrase or chordal progression tell without a touch of exaggeration’
BBC Music Magazine

Tickets: £25 | £23 (concessions) | £5 (students and under 26s)
Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall

6:45pm – Pre–Concert Talk with Richard Stokes

Join one of the world’s pre-eminent Lieder experts, and Leeds Lieder favourite, Richard Stokes for a pre-concert talk focussing on Schubert’s Einsamkeit.

Tickets: Free (please book in advance)
Lecture Theatre 1

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