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Performer: Graham Johnson

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HohenemsLiederabend Benjamin Appl, Graham Johnson

Schubert
Benjamin Appl; Graham Johnson

HohenemsLiederabend Christina Landshamer, Daniel Behle, Benjamin Appl, Graham Johnson, Alex Ladstätter

Schubert
Christina Landshamer; Daniel Behle; Benjamin Appl; Graham Johnson

LondonIf Fiordiligi and Dorabella had been Lieder Singers

Soraya Mafi; Catriona Morison; William Thomas; Graham Johnson

LondonChristopher Maltman

Schumann, Wolf, Pfitzner
Christopher Maltman; Graham Johnson
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Keenlyside and Johnson: Liederabend in Vienna

Simon Keenlyside and Graham Johnson's concert at the Vienna Konzerthaus featured songs by Schoenberg and his pupil Hanns Eisler, as well as Britten, Wolf, Schubert and Brahms. These consummate artists made a difficult program seem easy to perform and even easier to listen to.
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Leeds Lieder Festival: Benedict Nelson and Graham Johnson, and a new work by Judith Bingham

The first part of the Celebrity Recital which brought the Leeds Lieder Festival to a close was entitled “Schubert Looking North”, which included a section on German versions of British poets.
***11
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Eine Nacht in Venedig: A fine start for the Leeds Lieder Festival

It was hard to choose from the fascinating menu for The Composer’s Echo (the title for this Leeds Lieder Festival), which is described as “a feast of song from the great Western European tradition which fuses poetry and music” by the festival’s director, Jane Anthony.
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A moving tribute to Kathleen Ferrier at the Wigmore Hall

Marian Anderson, the famed African-American contralto, once remarked of Kathleen Ferrier, “My God, what a voice – and what a face!” This concert was a Centenary Celebration of Ferrier’s art at the Wigmore Hall, and I reflected (not for the first time) how aptly Anderson’s words could also apply to Alice Coote, the evening’s distinguished soloist.
*****
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Fêtes Galantes: Musical Gallantry at Wigmore Hall

‘Fêtes Galantes’ is one of those glorious French phrases that sounds so wonderful but is nigh on impossible to translate. Rather than having any concrete meaning, it evokes Watteau-esque imagery of woodland gatherings, where eighteenth-century aristocrats amuse themselves by flirting, dancing and making music.
****1
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