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Singer Benjamin Appl’s solo concert

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Dzintari Concert Hall: Small HallTuraidas 1, Jūrmala, Riga, LV-2015, Latvia
On Sunday 18 August 2019 at 14:00
Festival: Riga Jurmala Music Festival
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)Seligkeit (Hölty), D.433
Reger, Max (1873-1916)Das Kindes Gebet, Op.76 no.22
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)Freude der Kinderjahre (Köpken), D.455
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)49 Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33: Guten Abend, mein tausiger Schatz, no.4
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)Der Einsame (Lappe), D.800
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)In der Fremde - Far From Home , Op.3 no.5
Schreker, Franz (1878-1934)Waldeinsamkeit
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund
Strauss, Richard (1864-1949)Allerseelen (All Souls' Day), Op.10 no.8
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)Nachtstück (Mayrhofer), D.672
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)Drang in die Ferne (Leitner), D.770
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)Der Wanderer an den Mond (Seidl), D.870
Strauss, Adolf (1902-1944)Ich weiß bestimmt, ich werd dich wiedersehn! (I Know for Certain that I Shall See You Again!)
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)Das Heimweh (Oft in einsam stillen Stunden) (Hell), D.456
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)Der Wanderer (Ich komme vom Gebirge her) (Schmidt), D.489
Poulenc, Francis (1899-1963)Hyde Park
Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)Folk song arrangement: Greensleeves
Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958)The House of life: no. 2 Silent Noon
Bishop, Henry (1786-1855)Home, Sweet Home
Warlock, Peter (1894-1930)My own country
Warlock, Peter (1894-1930)The Bachelor
Ireland, John (1879-1962)If there were dreams to sell
Grieg, Edvard (1843-1907)6 Songs, Op.48
Benjamin ApplBaritone

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German Baritone Benjamin Appl has been called the best Lieder singer among the young generation of artists (Gramophone Magazine). He had the good fortune to study with the greatest 20th century master of this genre, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Appl was his last student. Appl is “a compelling storyteller, alive to the smallest flickers of humor or pathos in a text” (The Spectator). “The voice has a burnished, oaky beauty as well as considerable sweetness, while the interpretations are suffused with a gentle intelligence, an instinct for unforced but direct communication and what feels like a real love for the repertoire.” (Gramophone).

Appl, along with pianist Simon Lepper, will present Heimat (Homeland), a programme whose motifs come from the vocal chamber music of composers from various eras writing about their homeland, leaving to join the wide world, and the ensuing longing for their roots. About the circle of life which none of us can escape.

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