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Gramophone Young Musician of the Year

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with James Baillieu, piano

23 April, 2018 (Monday, 8pm)hk_debut.jpg
City Hall Concert Hall

"The current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers... wonderfully expressive and seductive" Gramophone 

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- Benjamin Appl Lieder Recital
- Bomsori Kim and Pallavi Mahidhara Violin & Piano Recital
- Danish String Quartet Recital

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Join us for an evening of adventure, romance, magic, high emotion, and beautiful melodies performed by German baritone Benjamin Appl, “the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers” (Gramophone).  Appl will bring the piano-and-voice partnership of 19th century to life alongside celebrated pianist James Baillieu. A debut on all fronts—two young performers and Premiere Performances’ first voice recital!

Appl's programme, entitled "Heimat", tracks Appl's first disc on Sony Classics, which the Guardian called an "impressive, poignant and finely performance."  It is a carefully assembled programme that explores not just the abstract concept of ‘Heimat’ (rootedness, longing and belonging) but also the young baritone’s relationship with his two homelands, Germany and England. 

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Programme

PROLOG
Franz Schubert – Seligkeit (Hölty), D. 433 

ROOTS
Max Reger – Des Kindes Gebet (Rafael), Op. 76, No. 22 
Hugo Wolf – Er ist’s (Mörike) 
Johannes Brahms – Wiegenlied (Volkslied), Op. 49, No. 4 

PLACES
Franz Schubert – Der Einsame (Lappe), D. 800
Johannes Brahms – Mondnacht (Eichendorff), Op. 3, No 5
Franz Schreker – Waldeinsamkeit (Arnold) 

PEOPLE
Johannes Brahms – Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund (Volkslied) 
Richard Strauss – Allerseelen (Gilm), Op. 10, No 8
Franz Schubert – Nachtstück (Mayrhofer), D. 672

VOYAGE
Franz Schubert – Drang in die Ferne (Leitner), D. 770 
Franz Schubert – Der Wanderer an den Mond (Seidl), D.870 
Adolf Strauss – Ich weiß bestimmt, ich wird’ dich wiedersehen (Hift) 

intermission

LONGING
Franz Schubert – Das Heimweh (Hell), D. 456
Franz Schubert – Der Wanderer (Schmidt), D. 489

BOUNDLESS
Francis Poulenc – Hyde Park (Apollinaire), FP. 127, No. 2 
Benjamin Britten – Greensleeves (Folk Song) 
Ralph Vaughan-Williams – Silent Noon (Rosetti) 
Henry Rowley Bishop – Home, Sweet Home (Payne) 
Peter Warlock – My Own Country (Belloc) 
Peter Warlock – The Bachelor (Anonymous) 
John Ireland – If There Were Dreams To Sell (Beddoes) 

EPILOG
Edvard Grieg – Sechs deutsche Lieder, Op. 48
                      1. Gruß (Heine) 
                      2. Dereinst, Gedanke mein (Geibel) 
                      3. Lauf der Welt (Uhland) 
                      4. Die verschwiegene Nachtigall (von der Vogelweide) 
                      5. Zur Rosenzeit (Goethe) 
                      6. Ein Traum (Bodenstedt) 

Programme may be subject to change.

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