This week, Ian Bostridge and Lars Vogt begin a six-date tour of Europe, with concerts at the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg (2 May), Wiener Konzerthaus (4 May), Schubertiade festival, Hohenems (6 May), Philharmonie Luxembourg (8 May), Wigmore Hall, London (10 May) and Sage Gateshead (12 May).
They will perform Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, recognised as a pillar in the creation of the song cycle genre, as well as both Ludwig Rellstab’s and Heinrich Heine’s settings of Schubert’s Schwanengesang. Ian is no stranger to the repertoire, having partnered with Antonio Pappano for a recording of Schubert’s setting in 2009 on Warner Classics.
Soon after the tour, Ian will join Dorothea Röschmann in Istanbul at the Lutfi Kirdar Convention & Exhibition Centre on 18 May for a performance of Mahler’s Das Knaben Wunderhorn with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Sascha Goetzel.
On 17 May, Lars and the Royal Northern Sinfonia begin a tour of China and Korea, performing a complete cycle of Beethoven Piano Concerti alongside Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8, across two evenings in major concert halls in Beijing, Shanghai & Seoul.