Benjamin Appl (baritone) James Baillieu (piano)
German baritone Benjamin Appl joined the BBC New Generation Artists scheme in 2014 and will be an ECHO Rising Stars artist for the 2015/16 season. He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and now continues his studies with Rudolf Piernay. He had the great fortune to be mentored by...
James Baillieu has been the prizewinner of the Wigmore Hall Song Competition, Das Lied International Song Competition, Kathleen Ferrier and Richard Tauber Competitions. In 2012 he received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a Geoffrey Parsons Memorial Trust Award.James has given solo and...
8.00pm Thursday, 13 August 2015
Price: £18 Unreserved Seating
Butterworth Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad 13'
Schubert Die schöne Müllerin D795 62'
A friend of Vaughan Williams, George Butterworth was killed in 1916 in the Battle of the Somme, one of the ‘lads that will die in their hundreds and never grow old’, as Housman’s poignant Shropshire Lad poetry foretold.
Continuing in pastoral mood, Schubert’s great song cycle, the first of its kind, tells the story of an apprentice miller’s unrequited love for his employer’s daughter.
German baritone Benjamin Appl is a member of the BBC New Generation Artists scheme and was mentored by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Piano kindly provided by Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts