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Mark Padmore, tenor
Paul Lewis, piano

  • Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte
  • Schubert: Schwanengesang

Tenor Mark Padmore joins with kindred Schubert interpreter Paul Lewis to present the composer’s three song cycles in the space of a week. Schubert’s final collection, named by his publisher as his “Swan song,” ranges from lighthearted to bone-chilling texts set to music of unearthly beauty. The evening opens with Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte (“To the distant beloved”), the first example of a “ring of songs” that helped inform Schubert’s genius.

Two supreme Schubertians working in perfect harmony.”

BBC Music Magazine

There’s an emotional nakedness about his singing which made his performance of these dark, strange songs really strike home.”

Telegraph (U.K.) on Mark Padmore