Classical music
Chamber & Recital

Danielle de Niese

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

The charismatic soprano Danielle de Niese performs musical reflections of spring and winter, life and death.

She has chosen to open with Roussel's settings of poems by Pierre de Ronsard – a magical soundworld mingling voice and flute – and Schubert's The Shepherd on the Rock, an enchanting duet between clarinet and soprano.

Schubert's song 'Death and the Maiden' features beside the composer's tempestuous String Quartet in D minor, which makes use of the song in its second movement.

And in the richly sensual textures of Ernest Chausson's Chanson perpetuelle, a woman longs for death, mourning a lost love.

This key event in Queen Elizabeth Hall’s reopening festival gives Southbank Centre audiences a chance to get up close and hear 'opera's coolest soprano' (New York Times Magazine) performing chamber music in an intimate setting.


Danielle de Niese soprano
Sir James Galway flute
Mark Simpson clarinet
Menahem Pressler piano
Navarra String Quartet


Roussel: 2 Poèmes de Ronsard for voice & flute, Op.26
Schubert: String Quartet in C minor, D.703 (Quartettsatz); Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the rock) for voice, clarinet & piano, D.965
Chausson: Chanson perpetuelle, Op.37
Schubert: Der Tod und das Mädchen, D.531; String Quartet in D minor, D.810 (Death & the Maiden)

Dates & times

27 Apr 2018
Approximate run time: 150 mins
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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£10 - £38
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)

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