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Trout Quintet from Middle Temple Church

Trout Quintet from Middle Temple Church

Julius Drake and friends perform Beethoven’s Allegretto in B flat and Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet in the stunning surroundings and acoustic of an otherwise empty Temple Church.

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Four Stars for “Impeccable” Julius Drake at Wigmore Hall

Four Stars for “Impeccable” Julius Drake at Wigmore Hall

Julius Drake was “impeccable” (Richard Morrison, The Times) throughout Wigmore Hall’s Monday, 9 March lunchtime concert. Drake performed a programme featuring Tavener’s Akhmatova Songs, Kodály’s Sonatina for cello and piano, Deborah Pritchard’s Storm Song, Debussy’s...

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Julius Drake Releases Volume 6 of His Acclaimed Liszt Series

Julius Drake Releases Volume 6 of His Acclaimed Liszt Series

Julius Drake has released the sixth volume of his acclaimed Liszt: The Complete Songs series on Hyperion. This tantalising recital, featuring soprano Julia Kleiter, was named a Gramophone Editor’s Choice in the February issue. Tim Ashley writes in the magazine’s...

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Julius Drake Nominated for the 2020 BBC Music Magazine Awards

Julius Drake Nominated for the 2020 BBC Music Magazine Awards

Julius Drake is nominated for Best Vocal Recording at 2020 BBC Music Magazine Awards. He shares the honour with tenor Nicky Spence, mezzo-soprano Václava Housková and clarinettist Victoria Samek for their Hyperion release, Janáček: The Diary of One Who Disappeared;...

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Julius Drake and Gerald Finley Release New Album on Hyperion

Julius Drake and Gerald Finley Release New Album on Hyperion

Frequent collaborators, Julius Drake and bass-baritone Gerald Finley have released their 12th album together, a new recording of Schubert: Schwanengesang; Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge. The album, released on 27 September by Hyperion is available to purchase...

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Julius Drake Nominated in Gramophone 2019 Awards

Julius Drake Nominated in Gramophone 2019 Awards

Julius Drake has received a nomination in the 2019 Gramophone Awards for his work on the album LISZT: Complete Songs Vol 5 under the category of Solo Vocal. The Winner of the award shall be announced on October 16 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in...

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Julius Drake and Gerald Finley Return to Wigmore Hall

Julius Drake and Gerald Finley Return to Wigmore Hall

“The perfect duo” (The Arts Desk), Julius Drake and bass-baritone Gerald Finley return to London’s Wigmore Hall on 15 June. The programme features songs by Schubert, Rachmaninov, Turnage and some rarely performed songs by Britten, notably his early Walter de la Mare...

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Julius Drake and Katarina Karnéus in Concert in Oxford

Julius Drake and Katarina Karnéus in Concert in Oxford

Julius Drake joins acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Katarina Karnéus for her welcome return to Oxford. The 5 April concert, part of the Oxford Lieder series, features songs by Robert Schumann, including the Mary Stuart lieder, Clara Schumann, Alma Mahler and Berg’s...

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Praise for Julius Drake’s Sold-Out Carnegie Hall Concert

Julius Drake’s sold-out Carnegie Hall recital with tenor Matthew Polenzani and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano has earned wonderful reviews from the classical press.Seen and Heard International’s Rick Perdian writes, ‘Drake is a champion of these songs...

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Liszt The Complete Songs, Volume 5, Out Now

Julius Drake's fifth instalment in his cycle of Liszt works for Hyperion, recorded with tenor Allan Clayton, has been released to critical acclaim. Writing for Gramophone, critic Tim Ashley writes: "Julius Drake’s survey of Liszt’s complete songs reaches its fifth...

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Julius Drake and Gerald Finley “The Perfect Duo”

Julius Drake and Gerald Finley “The Perfect Duo”

Julius Drake and bass-baritone Gerald Finley - a long time collaborator and close friend of Julius - have been described as "the perfect duo" in light of their recent recital at Middle Temple Hall. Awarding the duo 5-stars in his Arts Desk review, David Nice writes...

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