Die schöne Magelone

We went to Die schöne Magelone, a seldom performed song cycle by Brahms:  seldom performed not because they are not wonderful musically, but because it is not clear what the connecting narrative should be and if it should be in German.   On this occasion, the narrative was supplied by Iain Burnside (in English).   He gave one an understanding of the chivalric adventure, half explaining what was going on, but not so as to diminish the singing of Roderick Williams, who afterwards was awarded an honorary degree.


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