From April, 2016

Review: Christiane Karg takes a magical journey through European songbook at Spivey Hall

April 5, 2016 By STEPHANIE ADRIAN Virtuosity is the technical mastery of art, particularly music, and it was on display Saturday evening at Spivey Hall when Bavarian soprano Christiane Karg and Scottish pianist Malcolm Martineau offered a Liederabend entitled “Nostalgia — European Dream.” It was a program that was infused with careful thought and symmetry, beginning with Hugo Wolf’s strophic rendition of the Goethe text, “Kennst du das Land” and ending with Henri Duparc’s song, “Romance de Mignon,” Victor Wilder’s adaptation of that same wistful poem in which the young Mignon asks, “Do you know the land where citrons bloom and golden oranges…