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Fleur Barron, Laurence Kilsby and Julius Drake in Mahler songs

Pianist Julius Drake accompanies mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron and tenor Laurence Kilsby in songs by Mahler as part of the Mahler Festival in the Concertgebouw. Including the Kindertotenlieder and parts from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Note: Tickets will go on sale on 1 June 2024.

Fleur Barron, Laurence Kilsby and Julius Drake in Mahler songs

Dates
Thu 15 May13:00 - 14:00
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
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Fleur Barron and Laurence Kilsby

The Recital Hall is dedicated to Mahler's most beautiful songs during the Mahler Festival. Perhaps today's most important Lieder accompanist, pianist Julius Drake, flanks his favourite vocalists. Today, you hear British mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron, praised by critics for her charisma and clarity. You will also hear young tenor Laurence Kilsby, the 2022 Wigmore Hall's International Song Competition winner.

Kindertotenlieder

Mahler's moving Kindertotenlieder are set to texts by Friedrich Rückert. This song cycle deals with coping with the death of two of the poet's children. Some years after its completion, Mahler himself lost his daughter. Julius Drake had already regularly performed the Kindertotenlieder with Fleur Barron. 'Fleur has such an extraordinary voice,' he said in Preludium.' A mezzo, but when she sings, you can hear a contra-alt, very special.' Drake also chose several pieces from Des Knaben Wunderhorn for this recital. For these works, Mahler based himself on old German folk song texts. Mahler drew from the same textbook before. Today, Barron and tenor Laurence Kilsby perform the Lieder und Gesänge, a song cycle Mahler wrote in his twenties.

Mahler Festival

From 9 to 18 May 2025, Het Concertgebouw is organizing a major Mahler Festival for the third time. After the Mahler Festivities in 1920 and 1995, all of Mahler's symphonies will be heard again in the Main Hall. Among others, they will be performed by the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra, which was once conducted by Mahler himself. A selection of top soloists and choirs, led by conductors such as Iván Fischer and Jaap van Zweden, devote themselves to these monumental works. More information about the Mahler Festival can be found here.

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Fleur Barron, Laurence Kilsby and Julius Drake in Mahler songs

Dates
Thu 15 May13:00 - 14:00
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
show in Google Maps