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Anne Sofie von Otter & Kristian Bezuidenhout

28 June 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

We are thrilled to welcome back the Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, one of the greatest singers of our time. She is joined in recital by the world-renowned fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, whose revelatory performances of Mozart have drawn particular praise. Their captivating programme is also being performed at the Schubertiade in Austria and in Aldeburgh.

They begin with a group of Mozart's best-known songs, followed by two solo piano works by Franz Schubert, and his stunning flower-ballad 'Viola'. After the interval, we hear songs by two of Sweden's leading Romantic composers, both contemporaries of Schubert, though they long outlived him: Adolf Lindbald (1801-1878) and Franz Berwald (1796-1868). And finally these two extraordinary artists return to Schubert himself, with the 'Andante molto' from the E flat piano sonata D568, and a group of songs.

Kristian Bezuidenhout will be playing a copy of an 1822 piano made in Vienna by Conrad Graf. It was built by Rodney Regier in 1989 in the USA, and revised by Edwin Beunk & Johan Wennink in 2002. It is in the collection of Edwin Beunk in Enschede, in the Netherlands. It will be transported to the UK especially for this concert and their performance at Aldeburgh.






 This concert is presented in association with the Oxford Festival of the Arts.

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