Performances of Andersen-Liederkreis

Finnissy portrait


17:30, Sunday 30 October 2016
Leuven STUK (external link)
Naamsestraat 96
B-3000 Leuven

Soprano Juliet Fraser and pianist Mark Knoop will perform the second of our two concerts devoted to Michael Finnissy. The central piece will be the premiere of his Andersen Liederkreis. With references to the Danish author Hans-Christian Andersen and to Robert Schumann’s two volumes entitled Liederkreis, this concert promises to be a typical ‘Finnissy trip’ filled with musical and cultural references.

Michael Finnissy Song 1 19695
Michael Finnissy Choralvorspiele (Koralforspill) 201233
Michael Finnissy Andersen-Liederkreis 2016*45



13:00, Sunday 27 November 2016
St Paul’s Hall
HD1 2RD Huddersfield Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Palimpsests is a new programme for voice and piano that re-imagines the song cycle: Bernhard Lang (external link) and Michael Finnissy (external link) explore concepts of collage and remembrance in new works written for Juliet Fraser (external link) and Mark Knoop.

Michael Finnissy Andersen-Liederkreis 201645
Bernhard Lang Monadologie XXXII The Cold Trip part 2 2014/1530

We’ll meet again

City University

19:00, Tuesday 11 April 2017
Performance Space, City University (external link)
College Building, St John Street
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom

Soprano Juliet Fraser (external link) and pianist Mark Knoop give the London premiere of Michael Finnissy (external link)’s Andersen-Liederkreis (2016), which engages with the weighty tradition of the song cycle. Hans Christian Andersen is universally famous for his fairy stories, but this cycle also sets his lyric poetry and ‘papiers collés’, revealing further the fantastical, droll and profound world of his imagination. The programme opens with the world premiere of we’ll meet again, a piano solo by composer Tim Parkinson, whose extraordinary opera, Time With People, was previously staged at City in 2015.

Tim Parkinson we’ll meet again 2015*14
Michael Finnissy Andersen-Liederkreis 201645

Statements, Voices & Loops

Musiikin Aika - Time of Music

21:00, Wednesday 5 July 2017
Viitasaari Church
Kirkkotie 9
44500 Viitasaari

Juliet Fraser (external link) and Mark Knoop perform at the Time of Music Festival, Finland.

Michael Finnissy Andersen-Liederkreis 201645
Peter Ablinger Voices and Piano (selection) 1998-
Bernhard Lang Monadologie XXXII The Cold Trip part 2 2014/1530
first performance
first performance in The United Kingdom