“Religious fervor and Angelika sexual Kirchschlager* ecstasy * Ian Bostridge are almost THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013, 8 pm
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Julius Drake Piano HUGO WOLF
Selections from Spanisches Liederbuch
Now that we have your attention, here’s what else Britain’s Opera Today said of this duo’s performance of Hugo Wolf’s treatment of 16th- and 17th-century Spanish poems: “Ian Bostridge and Angelika Kirchschlager revealed the profound emotional intensity of Wolf’s art; the concentrated ardour of their performance intimated the heightened passion and expressive angst which, as well as driving Wolf’s creative spirit, also led to persistent depression and resulted in insanity and finally death in a mental asylum at the age of 42.” Mr. Bostridge ranks Wolf with Schubert and Schumann as the best of the 19th-century’s song composers. He and Ms. Kirchschlager will only perform these alluring songs at two other venues— Lincoln Center and the Kimmel Center—which puts Princeton University at the center of the lieder universe in 2013.
Concert Classics Series
Published on May 18, 2012
At 119 years old, Princeton University Concerts is pleased to announce the details of its 2012-2013 season.