Franz-Josef Selig & Gerold Huber

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05/11/2021 - 05/11/2021

Franz-Josef Selig & Gerold Huber

Despite the existence of a repertoire of profoundly beautiful songs for bass voices, it is rare to hear them in recitals. That alone would make this evening a real experience. But when the bass singer happens to be Franz-Josef Selig… 

The renowned German lied singer has prepared a sophisticated literary programme that spans the long nineteenth century: from the ‘Gothic’ ballads about kings, death, and decay composed by Carl Loewe, via a number of rarely heard lieder by Hugo Wolf setting texts by Goethe, and the expressive proto-modernism of Rudi Stephan, whose promising career ended abruptly in the trenches in 1915.

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