Talking song with a pianist and a singer: a Gramophone podcast

Guest Wed 9th March 2016

Joseph Middleton and Roderick Williams, joint-curators of this year's Leeds Lieder, talk about song, story-telling and their ambitions for their West Yorkshire festival

Roderick Williams and Joseph Middleton, curators of Leeds Lieder 2016

Roderick Williams and Joseph Middleton, curators of Leeds Lieder 2016. They talk about this year's festival in this Gramophone podcast

Leeds Lieder 2016 runs from April 1 to April 3 in the West Yorkshire city. This year it's overseen by the baritone and composer Roderick Williams and the pianist Joseph Middleton.

Gramophone's Editor-in-Chief James Jolly caught up with them at the Royal Academy of Music in London to talk about the 2016 programme, the themes of this year's concerts and some of the exciting educational initiatives that the curators have introduced. Among the artists appearing this year are singers Mark Padmore, Katarina Karnéus, Williams himself and the great Dutch soprano Elly Ameling who will be 'In Conversation'. Among the pianists are Iain Burnside, Julius Drake and Joseph Middleton. 

To listen to the Podcast - which you can download for free - visit Gramophone's iTunes page

For full details of Leeds Lieder 2016 and information on tickets visit their website.

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