Wolfgang Holzmair and Russell Ryan

Baritone and Piano

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  • SchumannDichterliebe Op 48
  • Plus settings of the same songs of love by Mendelssohn, Liszt, Grieg and Wolf
  • Date:
    Sunday 23 Jan 2011
  • Time:
    7:30 PM
  • Free talk at:
    6.30pm

We're thrilled to welcome back the great Austrian baritone Wolfgang Holzmair. His varied and ravishing recital includes settings of Heine's love poems by Mendelssohn, Liszt, Wolf and Grieg followed by Schumann's wonderful and universally adored Dichterliebe that sets the same poems. This romantic song-cycle, widely regarded as his best, was composed in a white hot blaze of inspiration. With its gloriously expressive piano writing and gorgeous lyrical lines, it sets out in innocent hope that love will be reciprocated and steadily becomes more despairing. A bittersweet postlude offers a sense of repose.

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  • Tickets:
    £24
  • Senior Citizen:
    £23
  • Disabled:
    £23
  • Benefit Claimants:
    £23
  • Students:
    £23
  • Saver:
    £22
  • Under 18s:
    £10
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  • Judy Ollendorff

    24/01/1121:58

    This was an outstanding recital which no one will forget for a long time. Wolfgang Holzmair's interpretation of lieder is so expressive and he brings the poetry to life through his heartfelt - and quire simply beautiful - singing.

    It was just over all too soon.

    How lucky to get such a renowned singer at the Wiltshire Music Centre.

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  • Heidi

    25/01/1116:11

    I can only agree with Judy. This was another fine performance by Wolfgang Holzmair, who must be one of the most sensitive yet passionate lieder-singers of the day. The first part of the well-conceived programme may have posed a greater challenge to the listener than the ever-popular Dichterliebe, but Holzmair’s convincing and animated delivery helped to make these less well-known songs very accessible.

    Holzmair looked quite at ease on the night and he appeared to enjoy performing in this relatively intimate setting. His passion for his art is quite infectious and I, for one, was completely captivated by his performance.

    The interesting pre-concert talk by Dr Raimund Herincx was also greatly appreciated.



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