Mark Padmore (photo Marco Borggreve)

Hidden jewels of Schubert and Schumann

Mark Padmore + Andrew West
Thu 25 Apr 2024 20:15 - 22:15
Thu 25 Apr 2024
20:15 - 22:15
  • Thu 25 Apr 2024
    20:15 - 22:15
    Interval 21:05
    Grote Zaal


19.30 uur / Grote Zaal / Support/ by Gerben van der Werf (countertenor) and Pieter Bogaert (piano)
Gerald Finzi Uit Before and After Summer
1. Childhood among the Ferns
2. Before and After Summer
4. Overlooking the River 
Herbert Howells King David
Ralph Vaughan Williams Orpheus with his lute
Henri Duparc L'invitation au voyage

20:15 / Grote Zaal / Main programme
Franz Schubert
Willkommen und Abschied D767
Drei Gesänge des Harfners D 478
An die Leier D 737
Im Frühling D 882
Alinde D 904
Über Wildemann D 884
Am Fenster D 878
Der Winterabend D 938

Robert Schumann Liederkreis op. 24
Robert Schumann Sechs Gedichte und Requiem op. 90


Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew West piano

One of the world’s most exquisite Lieder singers

At last, Lieder singer Mark Padmore makes his debut in the Great Singers series. For a long time, lovers of Lieder have been looking forward to the arrival of the British tenor, who became especially well-known in the Netherlands for his dream part in the St Matthew Passion as the Evangelist. Together with pianist Till Fellner, who previously excelled in a solo recital in the Muziekgebouw, he performs lesser-known but oh-so-beautiful songs by Schubert and Schumann.

Mark Padmore’s path is perhaps atypical of major Lieder singers. He did not grow up in the world of opera, but impressed from the outset in the role of Evangelist in Bach’s great passions. A role in which text comprehension and expression on the square millimetre are of paramount importance. Padmore’s diction and text comprehension are unrivalled. It earned him a residency with the Berlin Philharmonic and his own series at Wigmore Hall. He has become one of the most exquisite Lieder singers in the world.

Programme booklet (Dutch)