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Benjamin Appl


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Benjamin Appl, baritone and James Baillieu, piano

FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC

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SUN, JAN 13, 2019
Lincoln Performance Hall
1620 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97201

Benjamin Appl, baritone and James Baillieu, piano

Mentored by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the German baritone Benjamin Appl was a BBC New Generation Artist and an ECHO Rising Star Artist for the 2015–16 season. He became an exclusive Sony Classical recording artist in May 2016 and won the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award in 2016.

The current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers.
— Gramophone magazine

Born in South Africa, James Baillieu studied at the University of Cape Town and the Royal Academy of Music in London with Michael Dussek, Malcolm Martineau and Kathryn Stott. He was appointed a Hodgson Junior Fellow in 2007, a Professor of Piano Accompaniment in 2011, and awarded an ARAM in 2012.

An accomplished chamber musician, soloist and accompanist, James collaborates with singers and instrumentalists including Lawrence Power, the Heath Quartet, Mark Padmore, Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Pumeza Matshikiza, Allan Clayton, Jacques Imbrailo, Ailish Tynan and John Mark Ainsley.    As a soloist he has appeared with the Ulster Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra and at the Petworth Festival with the Wiener Kammersymphonie.

Heimat - Songs of Homeland & Belonging

PROLOGUE

DVORAK  Going Home (Fisher) from the Symphony From the New World Op. 95

ROOTS

SCHUBERT  Seligkeit (Hölty) D. 433
Hugo WOLF  Er ist’s (Mörike)
BRAHMS  Wiegenlied (Volkslied) Op. 49 No. 4

PLACES

SCHUBERT  Der Einsame (Lappe) D. 800
BRAHMS  Mondnacht (Eichendorff) Op. 3, No. 5 
Franz SCHREKER  Waldeinsamkeit (Arnold)

PEOPLE

BRAHMS  Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund (Volkslied)
Richard STRAUSS  Allerseelen (Gilm) Op. 10 No. 8
SCHUBERT  Nachtstück (Mayrhofer) D. 672

VOYAGE

SCHUBERT  Drang in die Ferne (Leitner) D. 770
SCHUBERT  Der Wanderer an den Mond (Seidl) D. 870
Adolf STRAUSS  Ich weiß bestimmt, ich wird’ dich wiedersehen (Hift)

LONGING

SCHUBERT  Das Heimweh (Hell) D. 456
SCHUBERT  Der Wanderer (Schmidt) D. 489

BOUNDLESS

POULENC  Hyde Park (Apollinaire) FP. 127, No. 2
BRITTEN  Greensleeves (folk song)
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS  Silent Noon (Rosetti)
Henry Rowley BISHOP  Home, sweet home (Payne)
Peter WARLOCK  My own country (Belloc)
Peter WARLOCK  The Bachelor (Anonymous)
John IRELAND  If there were dreams to sell (Beddoes)

EPILOGUE

GRIEG  Sechs deutsche Lieder Op. 48
  Gruß (Heine)
  Dereinst, Gedanke mein (Geibel)
  Lauf der Welt (Uhland)
  Die verschwiegene Nachtigall (von der Vogelweide) 
  Zur Rosenzeit (Goethe)
  Ein Traum (Bodenstedt)

Earlier Event: January 12
Rossini and Rimsky-Korsakov
Later Event: January 19
Americana with Edgar Meyer