Gesualdo, Moro, lasso, al mio duolo
Brahms, Five Lieder
Britten, Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op. 74
Debussy, Trois Chansons de France, L. 115
Debussy, Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, L. 135
Schubert, Six Lieder from Schwanengesang, D. 957
German-born baritone Christian Gerhaher is widely acknowledged as among the finest singers performing today. His recordings of German lieder have repeatedly won prizes such as the Gramophone Classical Music Award 2015. He is a regular guest at the most prestigious concert halls of the world, and has collaborated with such conductors as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir Simon Rattle, Herbert Blomstedt, Ricardo Muti, Mariss Jansons, Bernard Haitink and Christian Thielemann. As an opera performer he has sung major roles from Don Giovanni to Alban Berg’s Wozzeck.
James Cheung studied with Tatiana Sarkissova at the Royal Academy of Music and then at the Moscow Conservatoire with Alexander Mndojants. A scholar at the Britten-Pears programme, IMS Prussia Cove and the European Academy of Music, Provence, he appears regularly at such festivals as Aldeburgh, the City of London, and Aix-en-Provence. He is also Visiting Artist at the University of Oxford. As a song accompanist James has worked with some of the most distinguished artists today.