Academy Song Circle at Wigmore Hall

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Frances Gregory mezzo-soprano
Olivia Warburton
Kieran Carrel tenor
Paul Grant baritone
Thomas Bennett bass
Richard Gowers, Leo Nicholson and Gus Tredwell piano

A Lieder recital devoted entirely to the songs of Carl Loewe (1796-1869). Born a year before Schubert and outliving him by more than four decades, Loewe performed his songs throughout Germany to great acclaim and was known as the ‘North German Schubert’.

The Academy Song Circle performs such comic gems as ‘Hinkende Jamben’ and ‘Die wandelnde Glocke’; celebrated ballads including ‘Erlkönig’ and ‘Odins Meeresritt’; and four songs from Frauenliebe, a song cycle that bears comparison with Schumann’s, plus many more. Surtitles will be provided.

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