Mark Padmore, tenor
Paul Lewis, piano

Mark Padmore & Paul Lewis I Photo by Marco Borggreve, Courtesy of Harmonia Mundi USA

The Program

Schumann: Liederkreis

Brahms: Es liebt sich so lieblich im Lenze; Sommerabend; Mondenschein; Es schauen die Blumen; Meerfahrt; Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht

Schumann: Dichterliebe

The art song “dream team” (New York Times) of tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Paul Lewis present settings of the German Romantic literary giant Heinrich Heine by two of his contemporaries. Schumann wrote the miraculous Liederkreis and Dichterliebe within the same month during his astounding “year of song.” Padmore and Lewis bring these mood portraits to life next to Brahms’s lyrical settings full of tumultuous passion.

“Two deeply thoughtful artists pushing each other ever onwards.” Gramophone
“Music making of the highest order by two accomplished individuals who, when working together, create a force to be reckoned with.” Classical Music Sentinel
“Singer and pianist are perfectly matched in temperament and musicality, and every note has been lovingly considered…exquisitely thoughtful and refined.” Telegraph (U.K.)