Recitals | Hong Kong Debut

Benjamin Appl, baritone
with James Baillieu, piano

23 April 2018 (Monday) 8:00 pm Duration: 2 hours
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall View map
$480, $300, $200, $100

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

Appl is not only a singer of boundless promise, he is already a great artist.”
BBC Music Magazine

In dynastic terms the young German baritone Benjamin Appl is lieder royalty.”
The Spectator

Join us for an evening of adventure, romance, magic, high emotion, and beautiful music performed by German baritone Benjamin Appl.  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, finely judged 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. A distinctive feature of the programme is the way that the songs move from predominantly German lied to a group of English songs, reflecting the way Appl moved between the two countries.



Franz SchubertSeligkeit (Hölty), D. 433 


Max RegerDes Kindes Gebet (Rafael), Op. 76, No. 22

Hugo WolfEr ist’s (Mörike)

Johannes BrahmsWiegenlied (Volkslied), Op. 49, No. 4


Franz SchubertDer Einsame (Lappe), D. 800

Johannes BrahmsMondnacht (Eichendorff), Op. 3, No. 5

Franz SchrekerWaldeinsamkeit (Arnold)


Johannes BrahmsMein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund (Volkslied)

Richard StraussAllerseelen (Gilm), Op. 10, No. 8

Franz SchubertNachtstück (Mayrhofer), D. 672


Franz SchubertDrang in die Ferne (Leitner), D. 770

Franz SchubertDer Wanderer an den Mond (Seidl), D.870

Adolf StraussIch weiß bestimmt, ich wird’ dich wiedersehen (Hift)




Franz SchubertDas Heimweh (Hell), D. 456

Franz SchubertDer Wanderer (Schmidt), D. 489


Francis PoulencHyde Park (Apollinaire), FP. 127, No. 2

Benjamin BrittenGreensleeves (Folk Song)

Ralph Vaughan-WilliamsSilent Noon (Rosetti)

Henry Rowley BishopHome, Sweet Home (Payne)

Peter WarlockMy Own Country (Belloc)

Peter WarlockThe Bachelor (Anonymous)

John IrelandIf There Were Dreams To Sell (Beddoes)


Edvard GriegSechs 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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23 April 2018 (Monday) 8:00 pm Duration: 2 hours
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall View map
$480, $300, $200, $100