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Identity20191020

Baritone Benjamin Appl delves into the great treasure trove of German Lieder, French melodies and English art song. He finds music and lyrics which he matches in a very down-to-earth way to his everyday experience as a Lieder singer in the 21st century. In this programme he talks about the problem of singing competitions, where to find inspiration, the dangers of imitating idols, the skills a Lieder singer needs and he asks why there is only a handful of female accompanists. Includes songs by Britten, Schubert and Poulenc. Features singers such as Veronique Gens, Theresa Berganza, Peter Pears, Felicity Lott and Nicolai Gedda.

Baritone Benjamin Appl on life as a lieder singer. Includes songs by Britten and Poulenc.

Baritone Benjamin Appl on life as a Lieder singer.

Roots20191006

Baritone Benjamin Appl steals into the storehouse of great art songs to find music and lyrics which he matches in a very down-to-earth way to his everyday experience as a Lieder singer in the 21st century. In this first programme in the series he talks about auditions, collaborations, accompanists and life on the road. Includes songs by Wolf, Rossini, Strauss, Mahler, Janacek, Schubert and Debussy. Features singers such as Margaret Price, Cecilia Bartoli, Christa Ludwig, Magdalena Kozena and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

Baritone Benjamin Appl on life as a Lieder singer, including songs by Schubert and Mahler.

Baritone Benjamin Appl on life as a Lieder singer.

Roots20191006

Baritone Benjamin Appl steals into the storehouse of great art songs to find music and lyrics which he matches in a very down-to-earth way to his everyday experience as a Lieder singer in the 21st century. In this first programme in the series he talks about auditions, collaborations, accompanists and life on the road. Includes songs by Wolf, Rossini, Strauss, Mahler, Janacek, Schubert and Debussy. Features singers such as Margaret Price, Cecilia Bartoli, Christa Ludwig, Magdalena Kozena and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

Baritone Benjamin Appl on life as a Lieder singer, including songs by Schubert and Mahler.

Baritone Benjamin Appl on life as a Lieder singer.

Wanderer20191013

Baritone Benjamin Appl dips a paw into the great honeypot of German Lieder, French melodies and English art song. He finds music and lyrics which he matches in a very down-to-earth way to his everyday experience as a Lieder singer in the 21st century. In this programme he talks about having to move to where the work is, the issue of gender in songs, our relationship with nature, learning repertoire, and dealing with the voice. Includes songs by Duparc, Strauss, Schubert, Barber, Gurney and Vaughan-Williams. Features singers such as Brigitte Fassbaender, Bryn Terfel, Benjamin Luxon, Christoph Pregardien and Jessye Norman.

Baritone Benjamin Appl on life as a Lieder singer. Includes songs by Duparc and Strauss.

Baritone Benjamin Appl on life as a Lieder singer.

Wanderer20191013

Baritone Benjamin Appl dips a paw into the great honeypot of German Lieder, French melodies and English art song. He finds music and lyrics which he matches in a very down-to-earth way to his everyday experience as a Lieder singer in the 21st century. In this programme he talks about having to move to where the work is, the issue of gender in songs, our relationship with nature, learning repertoire, and dealing with the voice. Includes songs by Duparc, Strauss, Schubert, Barber, Gurney and Vaughan-Williams. Features singers such as Brigitte Fassbaender, Bryn Terfel, Benjamin Luxon, Christoph Pregardien and Jessye Norman.

Baritone Benjamin Appl on life as a Lieder singer. Includes songs by Duparc and Strauss.