Mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink will perform works by Schumann, Respighi and Wolf together with the Austrian Hugo Wolf Quartett.
For the first of her four-concert Wigmore Hall Residency, Bernarda Fink has chosen to preface strong shades of Italy with a masterwork by a composer dear to her heart. Schumann’s String Quartet in A reflects its creator’s close study of quartets by Haydn, Mozart and, above all, Beethoven.
Evocations of ancient melodies surface in Respighi’s Il tramonto of 1914, a radiant setting of Shelley’s ‘The Sunset’, preparing the ground for Wolf’s Italian Serenade and exquisite miniatures from his Italienisches Liederbuch.
String Quartet in A Op. 41 No. 3
Il tramonto for voice and string quartet
Songs from Italienisches Liederbuch
Italian Serenade in G