Thursday 21 December 2017 7:30PM

Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano; Brentano String Quartet

Strauss, Lekeu, Debussy, Heggie and Gruber

Additional notes

Please note this is a repeat of the concert on Monday 18 December

Confirmation of Programme
The programme for this concert has now been confirmed as listed below.


  • Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano
  • Brentano String Quartet
  • Mark Steinberg violin
  • Serena Canin violin
  • Misha Amory viola
  • Nina Maria Lee cello

‘The staggering, joyful artistry of Joyce DiDonato reminds us that in any generation there are few giants,’ observed Jake Heggie in Gramophone.

The American composer’s insightful understanding of her art can be heard in Camille Claudel: Into the Fire, written for DiDonato in 2012. The song-cycle responds to the creative genius and tragic end of the sculptor Camille Claudel, Rodin’s muse and lover and an artistic giant of her generation.

  • Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
        • All' mein Gedanken Op. 21
        • Du meines Herzens Krönelein Op. 21
        • Die Nacht Op. 10 No. 3
        • Ach Lieb, ich muss nun scheiden Op. 21
        • Traum durch die Dämmerung Op. 29 No. 1
  • Guillaume Lekeu (1870-1894)
        • Molto adagio
  • Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
        • Trois chansons de Bilitis (arr. Jake Heggie)
  • Interval
  • Jake Heggie (b.1961)
        • Camille Claudel: Into the Fire
  • Encore
  • Richard Strauss
        • Morgen Op. 27 No. 4
  • Franz Xavier Gruber (1787-1863)
        • Silent Night (arr. Brentano String Quartet)

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