Saturday, 6 March 2010

Florian Boesch and Roger Vignoles

London was home to a very special celebration tonight, as it witnessed an exquisite recital by one of the worlds finest Lied interpreters, bass baritone Florian Boesch, and his outstanding accompanist of choice, and friend, Roger Vignoles. Together they explored a selection of Lieder by Schumann and Schubert based on the poems of Heinrich Heine. The concert is part of a very special series of ongoing performances conducted by Richard Stokes in the very ambient, archaic settings of Westminster School in London. The series of concerts has included all the great interpreters of our time, including Graham Johnson, Thomas Allen, Malcolm Martineau, Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake, Matthias Goerne or Simon Keenlyside.

Florian Boesch is one of those very special artists who are able to capture our imagination with music and words of olden times and who thus magically transform the times of our own. For we look back in longing at the beauties of times past, and we seek to create beauty on the foundations built by our ancestors. Any man, who witnessed the music of Florian Boesch and Roger Vignoles will have been struck by the great masterstroke of storytelling that was presented tonight, of art painted for eyes and ears, in passing moments, long lasting in the memory of our age.

Thank you Florian Boesch for a lovely picture after a wonderful concert!

London is rich with wonderful art events like tonights! Make sure you go to as many as you can! To my friends, especially the friends of my generation, come and witness this beauty and be moved. Our hearts always understand.
Do ask if you have any questions about concerts or events!