A Recital of Vocal and Piano Music by Franz Schubert

Sunday, 15 February 2015 at 7.30pm

Tickets:  £10 from 0333 1212 300 or email lesley.alabaf@downs-syndrome.org.uk


By the time of his untimely death at the age of 31, Schubert had written more than 600 songs and helped to establish the genre of the classical song cycle and its potential for musical and dramatic narrative.

Christian Fellner  and Viacheslav Poprugin have chosen a group of songs exploring the theme of the Romantic Wanderer – restless and dissatisfied with life and constantly roaming the countryside in search of a place where he might find peach and happiness.  The programme includes the famous Erlking – written when the composer was only 17, as well as songs composed during his last year.

Christian Fellner was born in London and studied at Trinity College of Music and the Central School of Speech and Drama.  He has performed widely within the UK and abroad including recitals at Sviatoslav Richter’s Winter Festival in Tarusa, Russia (with Viacheslav Poproughin), concerts in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, and song recitals at Oxford University including a Russian Song programme at the Holywell Music Room.

Viacheslav Poprugin was born in Khabarovsk, Russia and studied at the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow with Professor Alexander Alexandrov.  His international professional engagements include recitals, orchestral concert and chamber music and he is a regular duet partner of cellist Natalia Gutman.  Since 1999 he has taught at the Moscow Conservatoire where he gives classes in chamber music and solo piano.

All proceeds from this concert are going to the Langdon Down Museum