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- Outstanding German baritone Benjamin Appl joins forces with Graham Johnson, one of the world’s leading Schubertians, for an exciting recital. Through the course of this programme we explore the full expressive gamut of some of Schubert’s finest Lieder, recorded live in concert at Wigmore Hall. From the tenderness of ‘Am Bach im Frühling’ to the dramatic story-telling in ‘Der Zwerg’ and the tranquility of ‘Im Abendrot’, Schubert’s unparalleled depiction of human emotion is captured in unique clarity.
Benjamin Appl graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and now continues his studies with Rudolf Piernay. He had the great fortune to be mentored by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Appl joined the BBC New Generation Artists scheme from 2014 until 2016, and was an ECHO Rising Stars artist for the 2015/16 season. Recital appearances include Graham Johnson’s ‘Young Songmakers Almanac’ in London and his debut at Carnegie Hall 2014. Benjamin’s many appearances with the Schubertiade Festival include a ‘Liederabend’, accompanied by Helmut Deutsch, and performances of 'Die schöne Müllerin' with Martin Stadtfeld and Graham Johnson. He made his first appearances at the BBC Proms in 2015 with the Brahms Triumphlied and Carmina Burana
"Being a BBC New Generation Artist guarantees high level coverage. Careers are launched, though in some cases one wonders if marketability isn't part of success. Benjamin Appl, though, is probably the real thing." classical-iconoclast.blogspot.co.uk
"A very classy young Schubertian: beautiful lyric baritone, excellent delivery of text, assured stage presence."
Hugh Canning [Twitter]
Am Bach im Frühling D361, Der Wanderer an den Mond D870, Im Freien D880, Geheimes D719,
Das Lied im Grünen D917, Fischerweise D881, Verklärung D59, An den Tod D518, Der Zwerg D771,
An die Leier D737, Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D583, Memnon D541, Alinde D904, Der Kampf D594,
Die Gebüsche D646, Im Abendrot D799, Wiedersehen D855, Die Taubenpost D965a
- Benjamin Appl
Benjamin Appl (baritone)
Graham Johnson (piano)
- 1 CD - 1h 12mn 19s
release date. 2016-04-29