Sunday, 5 February 2017

Kaufmann/Deutsch - Schumann, Duparc, and Britten, 4 February 2017


Barbican Hall

Schumann – Kerner-Lieder, op.35
Duparc – L’Invitation au voyage; Phidylé; Le Manoir de Rosemonde; Chanson triste; La Vie antérieure
Britten – Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, op.22

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)
Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Just a diary item, here, to remind me that I went, and what I heard: sorry… I decided, not least in the light of both having been under the weather and being very busy, that it would be good to take advantage of an opportunity to attend without writing. I am sure that many others who were there at this excellent recital will have accounts for you, in any case. My highlight? Hearing the Duparc songs sound so post-Wagnerian from Jonas Kaufmann and so post-Lisztian from Helmut Deutsch. Schumann and Britten received right royal treatment too. I shall stop now, though, before this metamorphoses into a review… Normal service will be resumed very soon.

1 comment:

Hariclea said...

Sounds like you enjoyed it and i hope it provided, like it did for me, at least a welcomed escape into the world of music and word, a reminder that there still is beauty out there and sometimes we are lucky to experience it. I hope it brought some relief and if not outright joy some positive melancholy and a soothing feeling.