Brodsky Quartet, Loré Lixenberg/Björk, Schubert, Purcell, Osborne & others (including Verbey)

09 Apr 2014 20:30

European University Cyprus
Nicosia, Cyprus

Kings Place

The Brodsky Quartet’s newly commissioned song cycle Trees, Walls, Cities, was conceived as a modern-day Winterreise. This journey however was inspired by cities which have at their center, walls and trees. The song cycle is comprised of eight songs, each from an appropriate city. The journey takes us to Derry, London, Utrecht, Berlin, Vienna, Dubrovnik, Nicosia and Jerusalem. It is this rather hopeful notion that nature will win out in the end which inspired the creation of the work. No matter how intimidating the wall, a mere tree will grow under and over it, eventually taking it down.


Verbey: In the Garden of Paracelsus
Artist: Lore Lixenberg (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet

Schubert: Quartet for Strings no 13 in A minor, D 804/Op. 29 no 1 “Rosamunde”
Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet

Purcell: Dido’s Lament
Artist: Lore Lixenberg (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet