Kölner Philharmonie

Ian Bostridge ©Sim Canetty-Clarke

Ian Bostridge: Britten, Mahler, Weill

Monday 07.01.2019, 20:00

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The English King of Song is returning to Cologne. All over the world Ian Bostridge is admired for his artful interpretations, which always hold the balance between sensibility and forceful expression. Going beyond artistic mastery, this tenor continues to delight audiences with programmes both sensitive and intelligent. This year’s Cologne recital is devoted to pity and empathy: Gustav Mahler’s truly bittersweet soldiers’ songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn lead the listener to dream – one more time – in a cycle of idyllic scenes composed by Rudi Stephan on the eve of World War I. Stephan did not survive that war, nor did George Butterworth, who had previously written melancholy songs about the death of young men in A Shropshire Lad. Confronted with the ravages of World War II, Kurt Weill set to music three poems by Walt Whitman, and in 1969 the great pacifist Benjamin Britten dedicated his last song cycle to a children’s view of a world of violence.



Performers

Julius Drake Klavier

Programme

Gustav Mahler
Revelge
aus: Des Knaben Wunderhorn (1892–98)

Gustav Mahler
Der Tamboursg'sell
aus: Des Knaben Wunderhorn (1892–98)

Gustav Mahler
Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
aus: Des Knaben Wunderhorn (1892–98)

Rudi Stephan
Ich will dir singen ein Hohelied (1914)
für Singstimme und Klavier. Texte von Gerda von Robertus

George Butterworth
Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad (1896)
für Singstimme und Klavier. Text von Alfred Edward Housman

Kurt Weill
Three Walt Whitman Songs (1941–42)
für Singstimme und Klavier

Kurt Weill
Come up from the Fields, Father (1947)
für Singstimme und Klavier. Text von Walt Whitman

Benjamin Britten
Nightmare
aus: Who Are these Children? op. 84 (1969)

Benjamin Britten
Slaughter
aus: Who Are these Children? op. 84 (1969)

Benjamin Britten
Who are these children?
aus: Who Are these Children? op. 84 (1969)

Benjamin Britten
The Children
aus: Who Are these Children? op. 84 (1969)


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KölnMusik

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