Simon Keenlyside (baritone) & Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Programme

Robert Schumann Ballade des Harfners Op 98 No 2

Franz Schubert
Liebesbotscahft Schwanengesang D 957: I
Alinde D.904
An den Mond in einer Herbstnacht D 614
Ständchen / Hark Hark D 889

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Blumengruß Op 22

Hugo Wolf
Der Knabe und das Immlein Op 19
Der Jäger Op 40

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Wie sollt ich heiter bleiben

Hugo Wolf Lied vom Winde

Johannes Brahms
Nachtigallen schwingen Op 6, No 6
Verzagen (Op. 72, No. 4)
Über die Haide (Op. 86, No. 4)
O Kühler Wald (Op. 72, No. 3)
Es Schauen die Blumen (Op. 96 No. 3)

Henri Duparc Phidylé

Claude Debussy Voici que le printemps L. 56/52

Gabriel Faure
En sourdine Op. 58, No 2
La Papillon et le Fleur Op 1, No 1

Francis Poulenc
Pavane Suite Française, No 2)Piano Solo

Francis Poulenc
Paganini Métamorphoses, No 3
Le disparu FP 134
En Poeme – Apollinaire FP 131
Carte Postale FP 58
Avant le Cinéma FP 58
1904 FP 58

Simon Keenlyside baritone
Malcolm Martineau piano

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Biographies

Simon Keenlyside

Revered British baritone Simon Keenlyside was born in London. He appears at the world’s most celebrated
opera houses and has a particularly close association with the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Royal Opera
House Covent Garden and the Bayerische and Wiener Staatsopers, where his roles include Prospero The
Tempest, Posa Don Carlo, Père Germont La Traviata, Papageno The Magic Flute, Golaud Pelléas et Mélisande,
Count Almaviva and the title roles in Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin, Wozzeck, Billy Budd, Hamlet, Macbeth
and Rigoletto.

Recent highlights include Count Almaviva at the Teatro alla Scala Milan, Golaud at the Théâtre des ChampsÉlysées and Macbeth at the Bayerische Staatsoper and Covent Garden. Later in the 21-22 season Simon
appears at the Liceu Barcelona as Golaud and Grange Park Opera as Iago in Verdi’s Otello.

A renowned recitalist, Simon appears regularly at such major international recital venues as Wigmore Hall,
Palau de les Arts Valencia, La Monnaie, Wiener Konzerthaus, Musikverein Vienna, Opernhaus Zurich and
many more. Simon also enjoys extensive concert work and has sung under the baton of the world’s leading
conductors, appearing with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the City of Birmingham, London Symphony,
Philharmonia and Cleveland Orchestras, and the Czech, Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras.
Simon’s extensive discography includes a disc of Schumann Lieder with Graham Johnson and four recital discs
with Malcolm Martineau – Schubert, Strauss, Brahms and an English song disc, Songs of War, which won the
Solo Vocal Award at the 2012 Gramophone Awards. He has also recorded Britten’s War Requiem with the
London Symphony Orchestra under Noseda, Mendelssohn’s Elijah under McCreesh, Des Knaben Wunderhorn
under Rattle, the title role in Macbeth under Gardner, the title role in Don Giovanni under Abbado, Carmina
Burana under Thielemann, Marcello La Bohème under Chailly, the title role in Billy Budd under Hickox,
Papageno The Magic Flute under Mackerras, Count Almaviva in the Grammy award-winning Le Nozze di
Figaro under Jacobs and Prospero in Adès’ The Tempest, which won the Best Opera Recording (Grammy
Awards 2013) and Music DVD Recording of the Year (Echo Klassik Awards 2014).

Simon was made a CBE in 2003 and received a knighthood in the June 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours. In
2017, he was awarded the title of Austrian Kammersänger at the Vienna State Opera. He won the 2006
Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera and in 2007 he was given the ECHO Klassik award for
male Singer of the Year

Malcolm Martineau

Recognised as one of the leading accompanists of his generation, he has worked with many of the world’s greatest singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Olaf Bär, Barbara Bonney, Ian Bostridge, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Della Jones, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Magdalena Kozena, Solveig Kringelborn, Jonathan Lemalu, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Karita Mattila, Lisa Milne, Ann Murray, Anna Netrebko, Anne Sofie von Otter, Joan Rodgers, Amanda Roocroft, Michael Schade, Frederica von Stade, Sarah Walker and Bryn Terfel.

He has presented his own series at the Wigmore Hall (a Britten and a Poulenc series and Decade by Decade – 100 years of German Song broadcast by the BBC) and at the Edinburgh Festival (the complete lieder of Hugo Wolf). He has appeared throughout Europe (including London’s Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Opera House; La Scala, Milan; the Chatelet, Paris; the Liceu, Barcelona; Berlin’s Philharmonie and Konzerthaus; Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Vienna Konzerthaus and Musikverein), North America (including in New York both Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall), Australia (including the Sydney Opera House) and at the Aix en Provence, Vienna, Edinburgh, Schubertiade, Munich and Salzburg Festivals.

Recording projects have included Schubert, Schumann and English song recitals with Bryn Terfel (for Deutsche Grammophon); Schubert and Strauss recitals with Simon Keenlyside (for EMI); recital recordings with Angela Gheorghiu and Barbara Bonney (for Decca), Magdalena Kozena (for DG), Della Jones (for Chandos), Susan Bullock (for Crear Classics), Solveig Kringelborn (for NMA); Amanda Roocroft (for Onyx); the complete Fauré songs with Sarah Walker and Tom Krause; the complete Britten Folk Songs for Hyperion; the complete Beethoven Folk Songs for Deutsche Grammophon; the complete Poulenc songs for Signum; and Britten Song Cycles as well as Schubert’s Winterreise with Florian Boesch for Onyx.

This season’s engagements include appearances with Simon Keenlyside, Magdalena Kozena, Dorothea Röschmann, Susan Graham, Christopher Maltman, Thomas Oliemanns, Kate Royal, Christiane Karg, Iestyn Davies, Florian Boesch and Anne Schwanewilms.

He was a given an honorary doctorate at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2004, and appointed International Fellow of Accompaniment in 2009. Malcolm was the Artistic Director of the 2011 Leeds Lieder+ Festival.