Christiane Karg in Recital
Wigmore Hall Live WHLive-0062
Strauss: Epheu (2:58); Wasserrose (3:57)
Fauré: Nell (1:49); Les roses d’Ispahan (3:06); La rose (2:45)
Christiane Karg, soprano; Malcolm Martineau, piano
The Wigmore Hall debut of young Bavarian soprano Christiane Karg in July 2012 proved a highlight of the summer’s song recital series. Her concert featured two themes to link the program: botanical in the first half, nocturnal in the second. Exploring celebrated jewels of the art song repertoire alongside lesser-known, but equally charming, discoveries, the program moved through music of Strauss, Fauré, Debussy, Poulenc, Wolf and Berg.