Jennifer Johnston on Munich, Liverpool & when the music stopped

Friday, May 7, 2021

The Liverpool-born mezzo talks about the two cities in her musical life - and their two Petrenkos!

Jennifer Johnston has just appeared, as Waltraute, on the new BR-Klassik recording of Wagner's Die Walküre conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. She talks to James Jolly about her decade-long association with the Bavarian State Opera and its Generalmusikdirektor, Kirill Petrenko, about music in her home city of Liverpool and memories of Christa Ludwig with whom she studied as a student.

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The Wigmore Hall concert in the coming week

Monday, May 10, 1pm

Timothy Ridout va Tom Poster pf

Brahms Viola Sonata in F minor, Op 120 No. 1
Kurt Schwertsik Haydn lived in Eisenstadt
Brahms Viola Sonata in E flat, Op 120 No. 2

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