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Ian Bostridge will sing lieder by Brahms, Schumann and Ives

The British tenor Ian Bostridge is one of the most versatile lieder singers of our day, and he is a frequent guest at our philharmonic concerts. At this recital, accompanied on the piano by Lars Vogt, he will combine Robert Schumann’s romantic “Liederkreis” and the unfathomable Lieder und Gesänge op. 32 by Johannes Brahms with Charles Ives’s impudent “Memories” and other songs.

Ian Bostridge Tenor

Lars Vogt Piano

Charles Ives

Memories: a) Very Pleasant; b) Rather Sad

Charles Ives

From 114 Songs: Feldeinsamkeit, Remembrance, 1, 2, 3, Thoreau

Johannes Brahms

9 Songs op. 32

Robert Schumann

Liederkreis op. 35, Zwölf Gedichte von Justinus Kerner

Dates and Tickets

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 8 p.m.

Philharmonie Foyer

Introduction: 7:00 pm


The British tenor Ian Bostridge, born in London in 1964, is one of the most versatile lieder singers of our day, and he is returning to the stage of the Chamber Music Hall of the Berliner Philharmonie as part of the series Umsungen – The World of Vocal Music. In addition to a considerable number of opera roles, Bostridge’s repertoire includes lied compositions from more than four centuries. Queen Elizabeth II awarded him the Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his engagement, and he rouses both press and audiences to enthusiasm for his interpretations, which seem polished and spontaneous in equal measure.

His piano partner for this recital is Lars Vogt, a German pianist born in Düren in 1970; he has made a name for himself around the world not only as a Brahms specialist but also as an exquisite chamber musician and vocal accompanist. The two musicians have chosen selected songs by Charles Ives, Johannes Brahms’s Nine Songs op. 32 based on poems by August von Platen and Georg Friedrich Daumer, as well as Robert Schumann’s Liederkreis op. 35 based on texts by Justinus Kerner. Thematically, this sensitively compiled combination of lieder – sometimes dreamy, sometimes melancholy, now and then, however, charmingly witty – is (almost) all about love. How could it be otherwise?

Ian Bostridge
Singers – the world of vocal music

Singers – the world of vocal music

The song recitals 2014/2015

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