Thomas Hampson and pianist Martha Argerich will take the stage for their first-ever joint performance on June 30. The concert will take place during the new week-long Martha Argerich Festival, hosted by the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, featuring Ms. Argerich in concert with internationally renowned colleagues.

In the beautiful Laeiszhalle – Great Hall, the program will include Brahms’ Sonata in A major and Liebeslieder with the Europa Chor Akademie Görlitz, and Schumann’s Fantasiestücke and Dichterliebe. Hampson has a rich history of singing Schumann’s lieder in live performance and on recordings; he has also extensively studied the composer’s works. Please enjoy this interview with Thomas Hampson talking about Dichterliebe in 1996 with KPFA:

 

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