On his highly acclaimed Lied debut album, Julien Prégardien presented himself in 2014 as a Lied tenor with “fantastic articulation and grippingly yearning” (Crescendo). Particularly convincing was his interpretation of Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte. Prégardien has also made a name for himself as an interpreter of Strauss: not only did he record Strauss’ Mädchenblumen for the aforementioned album, he also sang the role of Narraboth in the celebrated production of Salome at the 2019 Salzburg Festival.
The repertoire of the “probably most perfect Lied tenor of our time” (Fono Forum) - with a special focus on songs by Strauss, Schubert and Schumann - also includes composers who are less known in central Europe, such as Yrjö Kilpinen. The Finnish composer Kilpinen wrote around 700 Lieder, over 70 of which are based on texts by the German poet Christian Morgenstern. Julian Prégardien will perform a small selection of Kilpinen’s Lieder at this year’s Richard-Strauss-Tage.
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