Mhairi Lawson

Mhairi Lawson
Song Day 1

Saturday 17 February 2018 at 12.30PM
National Centre for Early Music

Mhairi Lawson soprano
Peter Seymour fortepiano

Songs by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Zelter, Reichart, Schubert

In this, the first of three recitals in our Song Day, soprano Mhairi Lawson performs a selection of Lieder, both familar and less familiar.

The National Centre for Early Music is a perfect setting for song recitals, and particularly those of intimate and expressive German Lieder which were written for, and originally performed in, private houses.  In these three recitals, the fortepiano offers an appropriately sensitive accompaniment and surtitle translations will give ready access to the human emotions of the texts.

The second recital, at 3.00pm, is given by two student singers selected from their outstanding recitals at the University.  The programme includes Beethoven’s emotional An die ferne Geliebte (‘To the Distant Beloved’).

At 7.00pm, James Gilchrist, arguably the greatest performer of the piece, sings Schubert's dramatic portrayal of unrequited love Die schöne Müllerin.  

Tickets: £16; concessions £14; students £5
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