Tenor Toby Spence and Pianist Kevin Murphy

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

British tenor Toby Spence makes his New York recital debut from the music room of The Frick Collection.

Spence was in New York this past fall as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Thomas Ades’s Tempest. He's also performed with the Royal Opera House, the English National Opera and the Paris Opera, among others, and appeared with the Berlin, Vienna, Rotterdam and Los Angeles Philharmonics and well as the Cleveland Orchestra. In 2011, Spence was the winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s "Singer of the Year" award.

Pianist Kevin Murphy has collaborated with artists Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli, Placido Domingo and his wife, Heidi Grant Murphy. He is currently a professor of music at Indiana University and the director of the vocal program at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute. 

Program details:

Ludwig van Beethoven: An Die Ferne Geliebte, Op. 98
— Toby Spence, tenor; Kevin Murphy, piano. 

Gustav Mahler: Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
— Toby Spence, tenor; Kevin Murphy, piano.

C.P.E Bach: Trio Sonata in A Major
— London Handel Players.

Robert Schumann: Three Romances
— Anthony Marwood, violin; Aleksandar Madžar, piano.

Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48
— Toby Spence, tenor; Kevin Murphy, piano.

Gustav Mahler: Ich bin der Welt Abhanden gekommen (encore)
— Toby Spence, tenor; Kevin Murphy, piano.

Comments [1]

Herman Joseph from NYC

Toby Spence is a very interesting lieder singer and is one of the 21 st century artists who has the intelligence,voice and emotional capacity to perform this repertoire. Kevin Murphy is a highly skilled pianist and musician with a depth of knowledge to be an equal partner in a lieder recital that elevates the art.

Jul. 15 2013 09:51 PM

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