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Benjamin Appl Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit

14 October 2023, 7:45pm - 9:00pm

The Music The forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, with its irresistible spell and temptation to disobey, has long been a symbol for man's immoral, illegal, or illicit desires. This programme, taken from Benjamin Appl’s forthcoming CD recording, takes us from simple folk songs through to the great song composers such as Schumann and Wolf, ‘Impressionists’ such as Debussy and Poulenc, and back to ‘New Objectivity’ (see Event 7) via Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler, all exploring the blurred lines of forbidden desires and sinful pleasures.

The Artists Benjamin Appl is one of today’s most exciting singers, whose performances never fail to captivate. His voice has ‘an almost infinite range of colours’ (Süddeutsche Zeitung) and ‘singing is his most natural mode of expression’ (BBC Music Magazine). For this concert, he is joined by our Artistic Director, pianist Sholto Kynoch.

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  • Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)
  • In paradisum (1948) Op. 48 from Requiem
  • Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903)
  • Ganymed (1891) no.50 from Goethe-Lieder
  • Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
  • La chevelure (1897) from Chansons de Bilitis
  • Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
  • Loreley (1840) Op.53 no.2 iv.1840 from Romanzen und Balladen, iii
  • Frühlingsfahrt (1840) Op. 45 no.2 31.x–5.xi.1840 from Romanzen und Balladen, i
  • Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel (1805 - 1847)
  • Die Nonne Op. 9 no.12
  • Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
  • Urlicht (1892) from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
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13 October 2023 | 11:00am

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