Christine Brewer sings the Four Last Songs
20 September 2014, 19:00
St. Mary’s Church, Haddington
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Strauss Four Last Songs
Elgar Enigma Variations
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Christine Brewer Soprano
Martyn Brabbins Conductor
The festival is delighted to welcome American soprano Christine Brewer, widely regarded as one of today’s greatest interpreters of Richard Strauss’s achingly beautiful songs – his farewell to the world.
The songs are the centrepiece of an evening of romantic nostalgia, beginning with Wagner’s lovely reminiscence of his great ‘Ring’ cycle, played on Christmas morning as a present to his wife Cosima.
Elgar’s affectionate tribute to his ‘friends pictured within’ contains humour as well as regret, but ends in uplifting triumph.
“Brewer’s dramatic soprano voice, though large and opulent, never loses its warm, lyric core of purity. She soars effortlessly over the orchestra…
Classic FM Magazine
“Christine Brewer possesses possibly the finest dramatic soprano in the world today”
Duration 1 hour 45 mins approx
This concert is one of three presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3
- Wheelchair access is via the North door. Doorbell here is to alert those inside, so assistance can be given with access. It is switched off when concert starts.
- Blue Badge parking inside church grounds next to church and North door
- Small car park on main road opposite church
- Free on street car parking
- Toilets inside church by North door
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Concession price is for students aged 26 and under in full time education. Proof of entitlement will be required when booking and on admittance to the venue.