Friday, September 23, 2011

Anne Sofie von Otter To Sing Recital in Hong Kong

"Widely acclaimed as one of the world’s most accomplished singers both in opera house and concert hall, Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter returns to Hong Kong after her highly praised début concert in 2008. The versatile singer has made a special reputation as a Lieder singer. Song repertoire she has recorded covers a wide spectrum, from Baroque to Mozart to the more standard repertoire of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Richard Strauss and Mahler, and to the less widely explored territories of Grieg, Weill, Korngold and Chaminade. Her recordings of Grieg’s songs and ‘Mots d’amour’, a collection of Chaminade mélodies won her the prestigious Gramophone Awards, which also named her as ‘Artist of the Year’ in 1996. Her coming Hong Kong recital has a very special Scandinavian flavour. Appearing with her long-time musical partner, the Swedish pianist Bengt Forsberg, von Otter will perform a very specially conceived programme of works by Mahler, Liszt, Grieg, Sibelius, Schubert, Korngold and Weill." [Source]

Program for the recital is after the jump.

October 25, 2011 (Tue) 8pm
Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Mezzo-Soprano: Anne Sofie von Otter
Piano: Bengt Forsberg

Med en vandlilje 
Lauf der Welt 
Till kvällen 
Les trois soeurs aveugles 
Var det en dröm
Romance in A, Op. 24, No. 2 (1894)(Piano Solo)
Die Forelle
Du bist die Ruh
Gretchen am Spinnrade
Es muss ein wunderbares sein
Es war ein König in Thule
Die drei Zigeuner


Es sungen drei EngelDas irdische Leben
Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen
Three songs of Shakespeare, Op. 29
1. Come away, Death
2. O Mistress mine
3. Adieu good man devil
Glückwunsch (Dehmel), Op. 38, No. 1
One Life to live
Speak Low
I´m a Stranger here myself