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Wigmore Hall Concert Diary JULY 2013

Sarah Connolly Inside: Belcea Quartet • Imogen Cooper Diana Damrau • Iestyn Davies Till Fellner • Marino Formenti Nelson Goerner • Christoph Prégardien Pieter Wispelwey & Cédric Tiberghien And many more

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MONDAY 1 JULY 1.00 PM BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Debussy String Quartet in G minor Op. 10 Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11

´Lukasz Pepol

Royal String Quartet

£12 concessions £10

This season has been an intensely busy and satisfying one for Poland’s Royal String Quartet, marked not least by the latest edition of their Kwartesencja Festival in Warsaw. This lunchtime recital brings together Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, which includes Russian influences in its stylistic mix, and Tchaikovsky’s folk-inspired first string quartet of 1871.

Royal String Quartet

MONDAY 1 JULY 7.30 PM The Monday Platform

Ashley Riches

Marek Ruszczynski Leo Nicholson

Britten Songs and Proverbs of William Blake Op. 74 Mark-Anthony Turnage 2 Elegies Framing a Shout Maurice Tableaux de Provence (movements 2, 3 and 5) Fauré Le papillon et la fleur; Les roses d’Ispahan; Aubade; Chant d’automne; Fleur jetée; Après un rêve; Notre amour Piazzolla Michelangelo ’70 (arr. for saxophone and piano) Villa-Lobos Fantasia Dave Heath Gentle Dreams

Debbie Scanlon & Ben Cole

Ashley Riches baritone Marek Ruszczynski piano Anthony Brown saxophone Leo Nicholson piano

£8 £10 £13 £15

The artists for this concert are all prizewinners: Anthony Brown, won the 2012 Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition; Ashley Riches is a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House and Marek Ruszczynski won the Prix de Piano in the Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Voice-Piano Competition. Anthony, Ashley and Leo Nicholson are all Musicians’ Company Silver Medal winners. Presented by Musicans’ Company Concerts – Maisie Lewis Young Artists’ Fund Worshipful Company of Musicians (Reg. Charity) Anthony Brown

Leo Nicholson


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TUESDAY 2 JULY 7.30 PM London Pianoforte Series

£18 £25 £30 £35 Sussie Ahlburg

Imogen Cooper piano Schubert Allegretto in C minor D915; Piano Sonata in C D840 ‘Reliquie’; 4 Impromptus D935; 12 Deutsche (Ländler) D790; Piano Sonata in A minor D845 The penultimate recital of Imogen Cooper’s complete cycle of Schubert’s piano sonatas comprises two works, the C major and A minor sonatas, written in 1825. Schubert abandoned his C major Sonata after completing only two of its intended four movements. The piece was mistakenly published in 1861 as the composer’s final work, a noble ‘relic’ from a great master. Imogen Cooper’s Schubert cycle concludes on 19 October 2013. Supported by the Season Patrons who have made a major contribution to the 2012 – 13 Wigmore Series

Imogen Cooper

Schubert: A Celebration WEDNESDAY 3 JULY 7.30 PM Chamber Music Season

Rachmaninov Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor Op. posth Beethoven Piano Trio in E b Op. 70 No. 2 Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Op. 8 (revised version)

Steven Haberland


£15 £20 £25 £30

Recent recipients of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust’s Special Ensemble Fellowship, the ATOS Trio is in demand worldwide for its artistry, enterprise and ability to connect with audiences of all ages. The trio’s programme includes Brahms’s transformative reflections on his early Piano Trio No. 1 in B. CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust


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THURSDAY 4 JULY 7.30 PM Chamber Music Season

The Belcea Quartet and Till Fellner join forces to perform Dvor˘ák’s second piano quintet, one of the finest of all compositions for string quartet and piano. The Belceas preface the songful second of Mozart’s ‘Prussian’ quartets with Schubert’s String Trio in B b D581, the strongly individual work of a twenty-year-old genius. CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust


Ronald Knapp

Schubert String Trio in B b D581 Mozart String Quartet in B b K589 ‘Prussian’ Dvor˘ák Piano Quintet in A Op. 81

Benjamin Ealovega

Belcea Quartet; Till Fellner piano

£15 £20 £25 £30

Till Fellner

Belcea Quartet

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FRIDAY 5 JULY 7.00 PM NB starting time Early Music and Baroque Series

Marco Borggreve

Flow my tears – songs for lute, viol and voice

Benjamin Ealovega

Iestyn Davies countertenor Thomas Dunford lute Jonathan Manson viol

£18 £25 £30 £35

Johnson Have you seen the bright lily grow?; Care-charming sleep; From the famous Peak of Derby Danyel Mrs M E her funeral tears for the death of her husband; Why canst thou not?; Can doleful notes? Iestyn Davies Thomas Dunford Jonathan Manson Campion Never weather-beaten saile more willing bent to shore Nico Muhly New work* (world première) Dowland Come again! Sweet love doth now invite; In darkness let me dwell; Can she excuse my wrongs; Flow my tears; The frogg Galliard; Now, O now I needs must part *Commissioned by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, President of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation. Nico Muhly is published by St Rose Music (New York).

Iestyn Davies closes his Wigmore Hall residency with a voyage around the thrilling world of late Tudor and Stuart lute songs and a new work by Nico Muhly. He opens with music by Robert Johnson, composer of the original settings of several of Shakespeare’s lyrics. Poetic eloquence runs through the work of John Danyel, Thomas Campion and, above all, John Dowland, whose feeling for emotional extremes surges through songs such as ‘Can she excuse my wrongs’ and ‘Flow my tears’. Supported by the Iestyn Davies Syndicate

Iestyn Davies Residency: ‘A Singularity of Voice’ FRIDAY 5 JULY 10.00 PM NB starting time Late Night Series

Remco Jak soprano saxophone Olivier Sliepen alto saxophone Bas Apswoude tenor saxophone Ties Mellema baritone saxophone

Marco Borggreve

Amstel Quartet

£12 concessions £10

Rivier Grave et presto Sweelinck Chromatic Fantasy (arr. B. Apswoude) Brahms Poco Allegretto from Symphony No. 3 in F Op. 90 (arr. R. Jak) Michael Nyman Three movements from String Quartet No. 2 (arr. D. Roach) Barber Adagio from Op. 11 (arr. J. van der Linden) Tan Dun Three movements from 8 Pieces in Hunan Accent (arr. B. Apswoude)

Amstel Quartet

With a sure sense of style, musical insight and unrestrained passion, the Amstel Quartet has redefined expectations of how a saxophone quartet should sound. The Dutch ensemble’s performances of arrangements and original compositions are guaranteed both to thrill and move, central conditions of an artistic mission launched in 1997 when its members were still at school. The evening continues in the Wigmore Hall Bar with music by the Kit Downes Trio from 11.15 pm. Free; no ticket required. For more information see Wigmore Lates @ 36


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SATURDAY 6 JULY 4.00 PM NB starting time Early Music and Baroque Series

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Gallicantus Lassus Lagrime di San Pietro Orlande de Lassus, Europe’s most famous musician during his lifetime, created nothing finer than the Lagrime di San Pietro, a collection of twenty spiritual madrigals and one motet for seven voices. The cycle was assembled shortly before the composer’s death in 1594 and dedicated to Pope Clement VIII. Gallicantus (Latin for ‘song of the rooster’) here direct their wealth of collective experience to Lassus’s intense reflections on the sorrows of St Peter following his denial of Christ. This concert will be approximately 60 minutes with no interval Latecomers will not be admitted during this performance


SATURDAY 6 JULY 7.30 PM Chamber Music Season Lydie Nesvadba

£15 £20 £25 £30

Sergey Khachatryan violin Lusine Khachatryan piano Ysaÿe and his Friends Ysaÿe Violin Sonata in A minor Op. 27 No. 2 (à Jacques Thibaud) Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor Chausson Poème Op. 25 Ysaÿe Violin Sonata in D minor Op. 27 No. 3 (à Georges Enescu) Franck Sonata in A for violin and piano Born in 1858 in Liège, Ysaÿe was the most famous violin virtuoso of his time and a pioneer of 20th-century violin playing. Sergey and Lusine Khachatryan present a first half of his sonatas interspersed with short works by the violinist–composer’s friends, Saint-Saëns and Debussy among them, culminating in the second half with César Franck’s ineffably beautiful Sonata in A.

Sergey and Lusine Khachatryan

£12 concessions £10 inc. programme & coffee/sherry/juice

The Schubert Ensemble Martinu˚ Piano Quartet Fauré Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor Op. 15 Wartime exile in New York intensified Martinu˚ ’s homesickness for Czechoslovakia. His Piano Quartet echoes the style and gestures of Moravian folksong, in a score that helped its composer reconnect with his Czech roots. The Schubert Ensemble’s Coffee Concert programme explores another work influenced by personal circumstances, Fauré’s C minor Piano Quartet, which was affected by the devastating collapse of the composer’s engagement to Marianne Viardot in 1877.


Rob Brimson

SUNDAY 7 JULY 11.30 AM Coffee Concert

The Schubert Ensemble

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SUNDAY 7 JULY 7.30 PM Song Recital Series

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Nora Gubisch mezzo-soprano Alain Altinoglu piano

Fred Toulet

Brian Benson

Wigmore Hall Debut

Debussy Chansons de Bilitis Ravel Cinq mélodies populaires grecques Granados From Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo: El mirar de la maja; La maja dolorosa I, II & III; El tra-la-la y el punteado Ravel Histoires naturelles; Deux Mélodies hébraïques Falla Siete canciones populares españolas French mezzo-soprano Nora Gubisch is widely admired for her performances of Nora Gubisch Alain Altinoglu Bizet’s Carmen and Massenet’s Charlotte. She and her regular duo partner Alain Altinoglu recently recorded Ravel’s Histoires naturelles and settings of Jewish and Greek texts. Their penetrating interpretations flow from the emotional tone of the words and their expression in music of the utmost imagination, wit and beauty. MONDAY 8 JULY 1.00 PM BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Szymanowski Myths Op. 30 Schumann Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor Op. 121 Tai Murray’s artistry has been described as ‘superb’ by the New York Times. She was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2008 to 2010 and has since earned rave reviews for her recording of Ysaÿe’s six sonatas for solo violin. Murray is joined by Ashley Wass, another rising star of the younger generation, to explore the impressionistic harmonies and programmatic elements of Szymanowski’s Myths and Schumann’s turbulent second violin sonata.

Marco Borggreve

Tai Murray violin Ashley Wass piano

Patrick Allen

£12 concessions £10

Tai Murray

MONDAY 8 JULY 7.30 PM The Monday Platform Ian Dingle

Brahms Fest- und Gedenksprüche Op. 109 Berio Cries of London Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 49 Brahms Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor Op. 101 Julian Philips Sorowfull Songes Peter Foggitt Speak, Parrot

£8 £10 £13 £15 Rocco Redondo

Cries of London; The Busch Ensemble

Ashley Wass

Cries of London

The Busch Ensemble

This concert showcases two very different types of chamber ensemble: the Busch Ensemble (piano trio) and Cries of London (a capella vocal octet) have both recently won awards in the ROSL Annual Music Competition. The programme includes two classic works for piano trio and contemporary works for a capella ensemble. Royal Over-Seas League


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TUESDAY 9 JULY 7.30 PM Song Recital Series

Annette Dasch soprano Helmut Deutsch piano Mahler From Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Rheinlegendchen; Trost im Unglück; Zu Straßburg auf der Schanz; Lied des Verfolgten im Turm; Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen; Urlicht; Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht; Ich ging mit Lust; Verlorne Müh; Scheiden und Meiden Zemlinsky Altdeutsches Minnelied; Das bucklichte Männlein; Entbietung; Meeraugen Schoenberg Wie Georg von Frundsberg von sich selber sang; Warnung; Mädchenlied; Der Wanderer Korngold Schneeglöckchen; Die Sperlinge; Was Du mir bist?; Mit Dir zu schweigen; Welt ist stille eingeschlafen

Daniel Pasche

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Annette Dasch

Fin de siècle Vienna holds an enduring fascination today, for its revolutionary creativity and nervous mix of social conservatism and individual freedom. Annette Dasch and Helmut Deutsch have devised an evening of songs by four great figures from the Habsburg capital, touching on the late romanticism of Korngold, the revelatory soundscapes of Gustav Mahler and songs by two extraordinary sons of Vienna, Arnold Schoenberg and his brother-in-law, Alexander Zemlinsky. WEDNESDAY 10 JULY 7.30 PM London Pianoforte Series

£15 £20 £25 £30 Jean Baptiste-Millot

Nelson Goerner piano Please note change of programme Chopin Fantaisie in F minor Op. 49 Debussy Images, Series I; L’isle joyeuse Chopin 24 Preludes Op. 28 Nelson Goerner grew up listening to Artur Rubinstein’s incandescent Chopin recordings and also drew lifelong lessons from Alfred Cortot’s lyrical approach to the composer. Here the Argentine pianist performs Chopin’s ineffably beautiful Fantaisie in F minor and 24 Preludes, alongside popular works by Debussy.

THURSDAY 11 JULY 7.30 PM Chamber Music Season

Cellists have been ever grateful to Debussy for creating a sonata for their instrument, among the finest works in the repertoire. Pieter Wispelwey and Cédric Tiberghien have programmed the piece together with three other outstanding compositions. Poulenc’s Cello Sonata of 1948 was informed by discussions with its dedicatee Pierre Fournier, while its near contemporary, Prokofiev’s Cello Sonata in C, was inspired by the superhuman energy and formidable artistry of the young Mstislav Rostropovich.


£15 £20 £25 £30 Benjamin Ealovega

Hang-Jin Cho

Pieter Wispelwey cello Cédric Tiberghien piano Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor Prokofiev Cello Sonata in C Op. 119 Poulenc Cello Sonata Stravinsky Suite italienne from Pulcinella arr. for cello and piano

Nelson Goerner

Pieter Wispelwey

Cédric Tiberghien

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FRIDAY 12 JULY 7.00 PM NB starting time

£10 £14 £18 £22

Pro Corda Musical Encounters Programme includes works by Shostakovich, Beethoven, Haydn and Mendelssohn Pro Corda presents some of the finest young talent from London’s world-renowned music colleges. Pro Corda holds its Musical Encounters course bi-annually, offering these gifted students the opportunity to live and work with a world famous string quartet. This concert showcases ensembles and performers coached by the Wihan Quartet. Pro Corda, the International Chamber Music Academy Sponsored by Pro Corda (Reg. Charity) Pictured right: Arnold Camerata

FRIDAY 12 JULY 10.00 PM NB starting time Song Recital Series

Anna Leese soprano Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano Tim Mead countertenor Andrew Staples tenor Jacques Imbrailo baritone Alisdair Hogarth artistic director, piano

Richard Ecclestone

The Prince Consort

£12 concessions £10

Copland 12 poems of Emily Dickinson (excerpts) Jake Heggie How well I knew the light Ned Rorem Two sonnets for two singers Jake Heggie The moon is a mirror; Facing forward/Looking back Jake Heggie’s song-cycle for soprano, mezzo-soprano and piano, Facing forward/ Looking back, entered the world in 2007 at the Ravinia Festival, carrying with it words of fond memory and strong impressions of significant women in the composer’s life: his mother, two sisters and others. Heggie’s reflections on the human condition are interleaved with fine American songs by Ned Rorem and Aaron Copland.

The Prince Consort

The evening continues in the Wigmore Hall Bar with music by the Dorian Ford Trio from 11.15 pm. Free; no ticket required. For more information see Wigmore Lates @ 36/The Prince Consort American Song Series


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SATURDAY 13 JULY 7.30 PM London Pianoforte Series David Ruano

£15 £20 £25 £30

Marino Formenti piano Liszt Inspections Liszt Ungarische Volkslieder S245 No. 5 György Kurtág Doina from Játékok Liszt Klavierstück S189a György Kurtág ... Waiting for Susan ... Liszt Bagatelle sans tonalité S216a Gérard Pesson Speech of clouds from Vexierbilder II Ligeti Etude No. 3 ‘Touches bloquées’ Liszt Funérailles S173 No. 7 Wolfgang Rihm Klavierstück No. 7 Galina Ustvolskaya Piano Sonata No. 6 Liszt Au lac de Wallenstadt from Années de pèlerinage S160 Berio Wasserklavier Liszt En rêve S207 Ligeti Etude No. 11 ‘En suspens’ Tristan Murail Cloches d’adieu, et un sourire Liszt Abendglocken from Weihnachtsbaum S186 John Adams China Gates Liszt In festo transfigurationis Domini nostri Jesu Christi S188 Salvatore Sciarrino Polveri laterali Liszt Resignazione S263/187a Feldman Piano Piece

Marino Formenti

The Los Angeles Times heralded Marino Formenti as ‘a Glenn Gould for the twenty-first century, a visionary for whom the usual limitations of technique or tradition are not an issue’. The Italian-born pianist and conductor held his Wigmore Hall audience spellbound in 2011 with a programme of seventy keyboard miniatures, from Machaut and Scarlatti to Boulez, Kurtág and Stockhausen. He returns with an intricately designed programme of works by Liszt, interspersed with works by contemporary composers.

SUNDAY 14 JULY 11.30 AM Coffee Concert

Schubert String Quartet in E b D87 Beethoven String Quartet in E minor Op. 59 No. 2 ‘Razumovsky’ Count Andrey Razumovsky, Russian ambassador to the Austrian court, immortalised his family name when he commissioned three new quartets from Beethoven. The ‘Razumovsky’ Quartets were written for the larger-than-life violinist and quartet leader Ignaz Schuppanzigh, affectionately known to Beethoven as ‘My Lord Falstaff ’. The Navarra String Quartet, acclaimed for its refinement and dramatic expression, explores the second of the delightful ‘Razumovsky’ quartets alongside one of Schubert’s early quartets.


Sussie Ahlburg

Navarra String Quartet

£12 concessions £10 inc. programme & coffee/sherry/juice

Navarra String Quartet

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SUNDAY 14 JULY 6.00 PM Chetham’s Celebration

Free (ticket required)

Pre-Concert Event Chetham’s – ‘Looking to the future’ Director of Music Stephen Threlfall with guests and music. SUNDAY 14 JULY 7.30 PM Chetham’s Celebration

Outstanding past and present students join together for a special concert that marks the school’s first performance at Wigmore Hall. Featuring Chetham’s Alumni Leon McCawley and Guy Johnston in Schumann’s Piano Quintet alongside BBC Young Musician Winner Peter Moore and Concerto Finalists Callum Smart and Yuanfan Yang.

Clive Barda

Chetham’s Celebration Concert

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Pictured right: Leon McCawley

MONDAY 15 JULY 7.30 PM Richard Tauber Prize Recital

£10 £14 £18 £22 Sussie Ahlburg

Jung Soo Yun tenor Joseph Middleton piano Schubert Ganymed; An die Leier; Nacht und Träume Liszt Tre sonetti del Petrarca: Pace non trovo; Benedetto sia’l giorno; I’vidi in terra angelici costumi Strauss Acht Gedichte aus Letzte Blätter Op. 10: Zueignung; Nichts; Die Nacht; Die Georgine; Geduld; Die Verschwiegenen; Die Zeitlose; Allerseelen Anon. 3 Korean art songs: Never forget you; Song of Sailor; Psalm 23 Winner of the 2010 Richard Tauber Prize, as well as First Prize winner of the Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition in 2011, South Korean Jung Soo Yun has been hailed by Opera Now as one of its Rising Stars. He makes his Royal Opera House debut this autumn and has sung the title roles in Werther for Scottish Opera and Faust for Opera North, as well as performances with Opera Holland Park and Clonter Opera.

Jung Soo Yun

Joseph Middleton

The Anglo-Austrian Music Society


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TUESDAY 16 JULY 7.30 PM Chamber Music Season

£15 £20 £25 £30

Wigmore Hall Debut

Ray Chen violin Julien Quentin piano Mozart Violin Sonata in Bb K454 Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor Op. 108 Ysaÿe Violin Sonata in A minor Op. 27 No. 2 (à Jacques Thibaud) Saint-Saëns Havanaise in E Op. 83; Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor Op. 28 The Strad was captivated by Ray Chen’s winning performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in the 2008 Menuhin Competition, struck not least by his ‘glowing sound’ and ‘beautiful bow control’. Likewise, his work in the final of the 2009 International Queen Elisabeth Competition earned first prize and critical plaudits. Born in Taiwan in 1989 and Ray Chen raised in Australia, Chen’s musicianship and mature artistry have propelled his solo career. He makes his Wigmore Hall debut with works bristling with virtuosity, poetic grace and heart-on-sleeve outbursts. WEDNESDAY 17 JULY 7.30 PM Marco Borggreve

Keith Saunders

The King’s Consort Lucy Crowe soprano Cecilia Bernardini violin Huw Daniel violin Dorothea Vogel viola Jonathan Manson cello Judith Evans double bass Frances Norbury oboe & oboe d’amore Lynda Sayce theorbo Robert King harpsichord, organ

£18 £24 £28 £32

The King’s Consort

Lucy Crowe

Großer Vater Bach Bach Sonata in D minor BWV527; Aria: Bereite dir, Jesu, noch itzo die Bahn BWV147; Sonata in G BWV530; Sonata in C minor BWV526; Aria: Gedenk’ an uns mit deiner Liebe BWV29; Sonata in E minor BWV528; Aria: Nur ein Wink von seinen Händen BWV248; Sonata in D BWV525; Aria: Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke BWV84; Sonata in C BWV529; Aria: Herr, der du stark und mächtig bist BWV10 A ravishing all-Bach programme performed by an international array of period instrument specialists combines the six famous trio sonatas, re-scored for a colourful variety of instruments, with five glorious arias from sacred and secular cantatas, sung by radiant soprano, Lucy Crowe. Vivat Music Foundation (Reg. Charity 1135251) The King’s Consort is the performing ensemble of Vivat Music Foundation


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THURSDAY 18 JULY 7.30 PM London Pianoforte Series

Liszt Funérailles S173 No. 7; Petrarch Sonnet No. 104 from Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, Italie; Transcendental Study No. 11 in D b S138 ‘Harmonies du soir’; Transcendental Study No. 10 in F minor S138 ‘Allegro agitato molto’ Scarlatti Sonata in G minor; Sonata in B minor Kk27 Mozart Lacrimosa (arr. Sudbin) Debussy L’isle joyeuse Skryabin Piano Sonata No. 5 in F # Op. 53

Clive Barda

Yevgeny Sudbin piano

£15 £20 £25 £30

Yevgeny Sudbin’s recent performances and recordings continue to garner the highest acclaim and have secured his international reputation as one of the most original and gifted of today’s young pianists. He returns to the London Pianoforte Series with a typically thoughtful and interesting programme, crowned by Skryabin’s monumental fifth piano sonata, a symphonic poem for keyboard. ‘He plays with passion, drive, dexterity, discretion and dynamism’ Daily Telegraph Nigel Grant Rogers Musical Artists’ Management Yevgeny Sudbin

Woodwose Community Chamber Opera 2.00 pm – Matinee for Schools & Community Groups Free (please book for this performance through the Learning Office on 020 7258 8240)

Benjamin Ealovega

FRIDAY 19 JULY 2.00 PM & 6.30 PM Wigmore Hall Learning Event

6.30 pm – Evening Performance £5 concs £3

Tenor Andrew Kennedy and chamber ensemble Ignite appear alongside a cast of over 150 local participants of all ages in this fully staged chamber opera, commissioned by Wigmore Hall Learning to bring to a close our Britten centenary celebrations. Written by Kerry Andrew (British Composer Awards Winner 2010), directed by Hazel Gould (librettist for RPS Award-winning Andrew Kennedy We Are Shadows) and with Musical Director Isabelle Adams (chorus leader for We Are Shadows ), this brand new work is inspired by Britten’s settings of folksongs alongside tales collected from Westminster’s diverse local community. Supported by The City Bridge Trust, Mayfield Valley Arts Trust, The Monument Trust and The Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust


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SATURDAY 20 JULY 7.30 PM Song Recital Series

Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano Fiona Shaw reader Julius Drake piano A music of one’s own: from the diary of Virginia Woolf

Peter Warren

£12 concessions £10

Argento From the Diary of Virginia Woolf Sarah Connolly and Fiona Shaw join Julius Drake for the final instalment in his ‘Perspectives’ series at Wigmore Hall. The spotlight falls here on Dominick Argento’s Pulitzer Prize-winning From the Diary of Virginia Woolf, a cycle of eight songs written in 1974 for Dame Janet Baker, presented together with readings from the novelist’s letters and journals. Three of Argento’s haunting songs are based Sarah Connolly on diary entries from the last year of Woolf’s troubled life, which ended with her suicide in 1941. This programme is compiled by Dr Kate Kennedy of the University of Cambridge.

Fiona Shaw

This concert will be approximately 60 minutes with no interval Latecomers will not be admitted during this performance Supported by The Hargreaves and Ball Trust

Julius Drake: ‘Perspectives’

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Talich Quartet Mozart String Quartet in G K387 Dvor˘ák String Quartet in F Op. 96 ‘American’ The Talich Quartet has been internationally recognised as one of Europe’s finest chamber ensembles and, through a gradual and complete change in personnel during the 1990s, retained its status as fresh insight met a wealth of performing experience. Renowned for its deep understanding of the great Czech musical tradition, the ensemble presents Dvor˘ák’s ‘American’ string quartet alongside a work written by Mozart in Vienna and dedicated to Haydn.

Bernard Martinez – La Dolce Volta

SUNDAY 21 JULY 11.30 AM Coffee Concert

Talich Quartet

SUNDAY 21 JULY 4.00 PM NB starting time

Wagner/Liszt Spinning Song and Ballad from The Flying Dutchman Wagner Albumblatt Alkan Trois petites fantaisies Verdi Romanza senza parole; Valzer in fa maggiore Liszt Réminiscences de Boccanegra Alkan Symphonie pour piano Nos. 4–7 Op. 39 Liszt Rigoletto: paraphrase de concert (after Verdi) S. 434; Isoldes Liebestod aus Tristan und Isolde

Matthew Gough

Leslie Howard piano

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In Leslie Howard’s 65th birthday year he presents a highly original programme to celebrate three great bicentenarians. He performs the phenomenal Alkan Symphony, Alkan’s Op. 41 Fantasies, and five Liszt paraphrases on Verdi and Wagner, as well as three of those operatic masters’ rarely heard piano pieces. Margaret Murphy Management


Leslie Howard

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Piano 4 Hands: Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa Poulenc Sonata for two pianos Britten Introduction and Rondo alla burlesca Op. 23 Grainger Fantasy on Porgy and Bess Dai Fujikura 3 Miniatures for two pianos (London première) Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (for piano duo) Returning to Wigmore Hall, internationally acclaimed duo Piano 4 Hands perform Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring to mark the 10th anniversary of the ballet’s première, alongside a new work by Dai Fujikura, co-commissioned with the Cheltenham Music Festival. Virtuoso showpieces by Grainger and Poulenc and a masterful early Britten work complete a scintillating programme for two pianos.

Oded Shein

£12 £16 £22 £26

Piano 4 Hands: Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa

‘They make an inspiring duo and one senses a real bond between them’ International Piano mu:arts

TUESDAY 23 JULY 7.30 PM Song Recital Series Ernest W Gruber

Cornelius Four duets: Brennende Liebe; Am Meer; Komm herbei, Tod!; Verratene Liebe Cornelius Trauer und Trost Liszt Der du von dem Himmel bist; Freudvoll und leidvoll; Es muss ein Wunderbares sein; Ihr Glocken von Marling Cornelius In der Ferne; Botschaft; Am Rhein; Gedenken; In Lust und Schmerzen; Komm’, wir wandeln zusammen im Mondschein; Möcht’ im Walde mit dir geh’n Liszt Morgens steh’ ich auf und frage; Vergiftet sind meine Lieder; Ein Fichtenbaum steht einsam; Im Rhein, im schönen Strome; S’il est un charmant gazon; Comment, disaient-ils; Il m’aimait tant!; Oh! quand je dors Cornelius Four duets: Scheiden und Meiden; Liebesprobe; Ich und Du; Der beste Liebesbrief

Steven Haberland

Christiane Karg* soprano Wolfgang Holzmair baritone Graham Johnson piano

£15 £20 £25 £30

Christiane Karg

Wolfgang Holzmair

Since launching his international career in 1989 with a sensational Wigmore Hall recital, Wolfgang Holzmair has been a standard-bearer for excellence and eloquence in song performance. The Austrian baritone’s deeply cultured feeling for words and ability to communicate countless shades of poetic sentiment are perfectly suited to his choice of repertoire. In demand at the world’s leading opera houses, young Bavarian soprano Christiane Karg enjoys a busy international career, and returns to the Wigmore stage following her wonderful debut at the Hall last season. * WIGMORE HALL EMERGIN G T A L E N T Supported by Mayfield Valley Arts Trust

Wolfgang Holzmair Retrospective Series


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WEDNESDAY 24 JULY 7.30 PM Early Music and Baroque Series

Nicholas Mulroy tenor Matthew Brook bass-baritone Elizabeth Kenny lute, orpharion, theorbo Jacob Heringman lute, orpharion, cittern

Richard Haughton

Theatre of the Ayre

£15 £20 £25 £30

With double voyce: seventeenth century dialogues and duos Dowland Humour say what mak’st thou here; Dowland’s Adieu for Master Oliver Cromwell; I saw my lady weep; Die not before thy day; My Lord Willoughby’s Welcome Home; Praise blindness, eyes; Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears; Flow my tears; Galliard to Lachrimae; Can she excuse my wrongs; My Lord Chamberlain his Galliard (duet on one lute) Morley Thirsis and Milla Lawes Charon, O Charon; Charon, O gentle Charon; All these lye howling Purcell I saw fair Cloris all alone; As Amoret and Thyrsis lay; Let the night perish (Job’s Curse) Blow Enough, my muse, of earthly things Anon Ah Phyllis! Akeroyde A new Scotch song; Lillibulero Purcell Corydon and Mopsa from The Fairy Queen; An Evening Hymn

Elizabeth Kenny

Seven songs in Dowland’s Second Book (1600) including his signature ‘Flow my Tears’, were set for two voices. Conversations between the soul and the body, Orpheus and Charon and Corydon and the near-female Mopsa – two British comedy staples – were dramatised in music coloured by duelling lutes, orpharions, a cittern and a theorbo. THURSDAY 25 JULY 7.30 PM Song Recital Series

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Christoph Prégardien tenor Michael Gees piano Songs of Taking Leave and of Travel Schubert Willkommen und Abschied; Die Sterne; Nachtstück; Das Zügenglöcklein; Der Wanderer (D489); Wandrers Nachtlied I; Über Wildemann; Der Geistertanz; Erlkönig; Wandrers Nachtlied II; Sehnsucht; Der Musensohn; Auf der Brücke; Im Abendrot; Rastlose Liebe; Lied des gefangenen Jägers; An die Türen will ich schleichen from Gesänge des Harfners; Der Wanderer (D649); Der Wanderer an den Mond; Der Einsame; Der Schiffer (D536); An Schwager Kronos; Der Doppelgänger from Schwanengesang; Nacht und Träume Christoph Prégardien’s Schubert is always true to the composer, to the emotional Christoph Prégardien and Michael Gees temperature, expressive dimensions and spirit of songs as diverse in style and mood as ‘Erlkönig’, ‘Sehnsucht’, ‘Der Einsame’ and ‘Der Wanderer an den Mond’. The German lyric tenor and his duo partner Michael Gees offer a microcosm of Schubert’s Lieder as part of this season’s Wigmore Hall series Schubert: A Celebration. Supported by the Friends of Wigmore Hall

Schubert: A Celebration


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FRIDAY 26 JULY 7.30 PM Song Recital Series

Schubert Winterreise Over the past decade James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook have developed profound interpretations of landmarks of the Lieder repertoire, from Schumann’s Dichterliebe to Schubert’s late song-cycles. Their 2011 recording of Winterreise attracted five-star reviews and allowed singer and pianist to dig deep beneath the work’s surface. ‘There is no such thing as a definitive version,’ comments Gilchrist. ‘The work lives anew every time minds talk to each other through music.’

James Gilchrist tenor Anna Tilbrook piano

Patrick Allen

£15 £20 £25 £30

James Gilchrist

Anna Tilbrook

This concert will be approximately 90 minutes with no interval Latecomers will not be admitted during this performance Schubert: A Celebration SATURDAY 27 JULY 7.30 PM Song Recital Series Tanja Niemann

Final Evening Concert of the 2012 – 13 Season

Diana Damrau soprano Xavier de Maistre harp

Marco Borggreve

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Schubert Ständchen from Schwanengesang; Du bist die Ruh; Gretchen am Spinnrade; An die Musik; Ellens Gesang III Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra (arr. for harp by Xavier de Maistre) Strauss Ständchen; Efeu from Mädchenblumen; Schlagende Herzen; Nichts; Wiegenlied; Beim Schlafengehen from Four Last Songs Hahn Si mes vers avaient Xavier de Maistre Diana Damrau des ailes; L’heure exquise from Chansons grises Chausson Le colibri; Le temps de lilas; La cigale Fauré Impromptu Op. 86 (for solo harp) Duparc Chanson triste; L’invitation au voyage Dell’Acqua Villanelle A veritable powerhouse in the music of Richard Strauss, Mozart and Verdi, Diana Damrau’s command of bel canto expression, technical expertise, sheer vitality and presence add irresistible depths to her song recitals, enhanced here by a compelling programme and divine partnership with harpist Xavier de Maistre.

SUNDAY 28 JULY 11.30 AM Coffee Concert

£12 concessions £10 inc. programme & coffee/sherry/juice

Aronowitz Ensemble Dohnányi Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor Op. 1 Brahms String Quintet in G Op. 111 Five years separate the publication in 1890 of Brahms’s so-called ‘Prater’ Quintet and the appearance of Erno˝ Dohnányi’s Op. 1, a product of his student days at the Budapest Academy of Music. The Aronowitz Ensemble presents an enticing chance to hear why Brahms said after reviewing the work that he ‘could not have written it better himself’. Supported by John and Amy Ford No evening performance. Box Office open 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

Aronowitz Ensemble


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Musical Portraits For young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders Be inspired by paintings in the National Portrait Gallery, experience the famous acoustic of Wigmore Hall and create some brand new music with professional musicians from Ignite, Wigmore Hall Learning’s resident ensemble. Finish by performing your very own pieces on the Wigmore Hall stage at the end of this 4-day course.

Free (application required)

MONDAY 29 JULY TO THURSDAY 1 AUGUST 10.30 AM – 3.30 PM Wigmore Hall Learning Event

For more information, and to apply for a place, contact Turtle Key Arts on 020 8964 5060 or email

MONTHLY CONCERT DIARY MAILINGS The monthly Wigmore Hall Concert Diary will no longer be posted automatically to our Friends and Mailing List Subscribers, with immediate effect. In order to provide a more personalised service, they are now able to choose the most convenient format in which to receive this publication. If Friends or Mailing List Subscribers would still like to receive the diary in the post, or would prefer to receive an email once a month with a digital copy, please email or call 020 7935 2141 to state your preference. The monthly diaries, detailing concerts from September 2013 onwards, will still be available to pick up at the Hall, in the foyer, restaurant and Bechstein Room, and will also be available to view on our website at Please note that this only affects the monthly Concert Diaries. The three main Season Brochures will still be posted as usual.


Wigmore Hall is transformed into a magical forest setting for Kerry Andrew’s haunting new opera, featuring tenor Andrew Kennedy alongside a talented community cast which unites the generations from across Westminster.

Friday19 July2013,6.30pm

Tickets £5 concs £3 For more information, visit Supported by The City Bridge Trust, Mayfield Valley Arts Trust, The Monument Trust and The Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust


Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP Box Office Tel: 020 7935 2141 Wigmore Hall is situated in the heart of London’s West End and is easily accessible by public transport or car. Tubes Bond Street (Central & Jubilee lines) and Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central & Victoria lines) tube stations are both close by. Buses A large number of buses travel along Oxford Street, which is approximately five minutes walk from Wigmore Hall. Car Parking OX F O R D CIRCUS

Nick Guttridge


There is limited street parking after 6.30 pm (Mon – Sat) and all day Sunday in permitted areas. Alternatively there are public car parks in Cavendish Square, Harley Street and Marylebone Lane, all of which are less than a five minute walk from the Hall. Wigmore Hall participates in the Theatreland Parking Scheme which gives all Wigmore concert-goers 50% discount on their parking. Please contact the box office for further details or visit our website. Restaurant and Bars Wigmore Hall has its own restaurant and bars serving pre-concert and interval refreshments. The menu ranges from light snacks to a full three course à la carte meal. Our bars offer a range of hot, cold and alcoholic beverages alongside a selection of snacks. Please visit or call 020 7258 8292 for further information.


Wigmore Hall July 2013 Concert Diary  

Wigmore Hall July 2013 Concert Diary

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