7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
22nd November, 2019
Robert Franz composed 51 varied and contrasting settings of love poems written by his close friend Karl Wilhelm Osterwald, resulting in fascinating, bold and lyrical songs unique in the genre of 19th-century German Lieder.
First half – launch of a new CD conceived by Victoria Edge, including talks on the project and performances of selected songs by the CD artists.
Second half – Guildhall musicians led by Marc Verter perform and discuss some of the songs.
CDs and the songbook will be available to purchase on the evening. For more information please visit the Mike Purton Recording website.
William Searle tenor
Marc Verter piano
Sebastian Wybrew piano
Introduced by Richard Jackson
Songbook created by Iain Sneddon