Who rides, so late, through night and wind?
Despite the lovely repertoire that exists for the bass, you will not often hear that voice type at work in a recital. For this reason alone, the season’s last recital will be a special occasion. But if, on top of that, the name of that bass is Franz-Josef Selig, then you can certainly raise your expectations even higher … The renowned German lied singer prepared a sophisticated, literary programme spanning the nineteenth century: from the ‘Gothic’ ballads about kings, death and decay composed by Carl Loewe (who died exactly 150 years ago), via a number of rarely heard lieder by Hugo Wolf set to texts by Goethe, to the expressive protomodernism of Rudi Stephan, whose promising career ended abruptly in the trenches in 1915.
Songs and ballads of
Carl Loewe, Rudi Stephan, Hugo Wolf