Roderick Williams Sings Schubert


Roderick Williams baritone
Iain Burnside piano

Schwanengesang D957
Lieder by Goethe and Mayrhofer

A truly winning combination as one of the country’s leading song recital pairings present a celebration of the music of one of the greatest lieder composers. At the heart of the programme is Schwanengesang, a sequence of songs described by Schubert’s publisher Haslinger as ‘the final blooms of Schubert’s creative muse’. Containing some of Schubert’s greatest music, these settings of poems by Ludwig Rellstab and Heinrich Heine are complemented by a selection of songs by two other poets with whom the composer had a strong affinity, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Johann Baptist Mayrhofer.

7pm Pre-concert talk with David Bretherton

Recital presented in association with the University of Southampton Music Department as part of an AHRC-funded research project, Queer Music, Queer Theory, Queer Music Theory, led by David Bretherton.