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Benjamin Appl: Forbidden Fruit – Temptation in Song

Friday 24 February 2023

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Folk song – I will give my Love an Apple 
Gabriel Fauré – In paradisum
Ivor Gurney – The Apple Orchard
Hugo Wolf – Ganymed
Kurt Weill – Youkali
Francis Poulenc – L’Offrande
Reynaldo Hahn – À Chloris
Richard Strauss – Das Rosenband
Hugo Wolf – An die Geliebte
Roger Quilter – Now sleeps the Crimson Petal
Hugo Wolf – Und willst Du deinen Liebsten sterben sehen
Claude Debussy – La Chevelure

Programme also includes works by Schönberg, Grieg, Schumann, Schubert and Mahler.


Benjamin Appl Baritone
James Baillieu Piano

The garden, the serpent, the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge – no story is older, and no lesson is more enduring. And what could be more alluring than an evening of musical temptation with baritone Benjamin Appl and pianist James Baillieu? “The voice has burnished oaky beauty as well as considerable sweetness, while the interpretations are suffused with a gentle intelligence, an instinct for unforced but direct communication and what feels like a real love for the repertoire” wrote Gramophone: qualities that Appl will display to the full over a whole evening of songs – from Fauré to Mahler – reflecting that eternal tale.

Dates, Times & Book

Fri 24 Feb 7:30 PM £35/£30/£25/£16/£10 Book

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