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About the Concert
CARTE BLANCHE: IAN BOSTRIDGE
March 6 TUE 20:00 | Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall
Ian Bostridge, tenor (Artist-in-Residence)
Saskia Giorgini, piano
Musicians from the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Schubert, Schwanengesang (Swan Song) D.957
Liebesbotschaft, In die Ferne and Abschied
Beethoven, An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved), op. 98
Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major, op. 81a ‘Les Adieux’
Schubert, Auf dem Strom for voice, piano and horn, D. 943
------------------ Intermissiom 15mins --------------------------------------
Mahler, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen arranged by Colin Matthews for tenor and ensemble *Asian premiere of ensemble version
Vaughan Williams, ‘On Wenlock Edge’, song cycle for tenor, piano & string quartet
* All sung in German, Korean Subtitle on the screen
Total Duration: 107min(incl. intermission)
Our 2018 Artist-in-Residence Ian Bostridge is probably England’s finest living tenor – but he’s much more than just that. He’s a thinker, a dreamer, a dramatist: a performer who never flinches, seeking a deeper truth in everything he sings. Tonight, together with pianist Saskia Giorgioni and hand-picked players from the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, he introduces us to his artistic universe in all its depth and breadth: from the intimate confessions of Schubert and Beethoven to the storm-swept inner landscapes of Mahler and Vaughan Williams. “Art has transcendent value” says Bostridge, “and if you live in a democratic society, you want to bring it to as many people as possible”. We’re thrilled to welcome him to Seoul.
Program Note by Richard Bratby
Ian Bostridge’s international recital career takes him to the foremost concert halls of Europe, Japan and North America, with regular appearances at the Salzburg, Edinburgh, Munich, Vienna, Schwarzenberg and Aldeburgh festivals. He has had residencies at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall New York, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie...
Winner of the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg in 2016, where she also got the special prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work, Saskia Giorgini is considered one of the most interesting pianists of the young generation. She is praised for her “unerring technique, a beautiful and moving sound, a phrasing full of ...