A song recital by Janice Watson, one of Britain’s leading dramatic sopranos, accompanied by pianist Joseph Middleton. To include Wagner’s 'Wesendonck Lieder' and some of his less frequently performed songs, as well as examples by his friend and father-in-law, Franz Liszt.
(The songs Wagner wrote in Paris for celebrated singers include the 'Adieux de Marie Stuart', with its striking grand operatic gestures, while the better-known 'Wesendonck Lieder', written to poems by his muse and lover, Mathilde Wesendonck, are more intimate in nature. Liszt’s songs include some of the most beautiful in the lieder repertoire.)
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