Loré Lixenberg (mezzo-soprano) and Bartosz Glowacki (accordion)
'Der Wanderer und der Flüchtling' (The Wanderer and the Refugee)
Songs by Franz Schubert and Hanns Eisler
The Schubert songs are selected to focus on ‘Der Wanderer’ and those of Eisler are very much based around the ‘Hollywood Liederbuch’ that he wrote as a refugee in exile in the USA between 1938 and 1943.
Der Wanderer an den Mond
Der Tod und das Mädchen
An die Musik
Der Jüngling an der Quelle
Zwei Wiegenlied für Arbeitsmutter
A Hollywood Elegy
Die Maske des Bösen
Having studied with Galina Vishnevskya, Martin Isepp, Graham Johnson, Elisabeth Söderstrom and David Mason, Loré Lixenberg's career began performing with Complicite at the National Theatre in 'Out of a House Walked a Man' directed by Simon McBurney, and at the Almeida opera in 'Miss Donnithorne's Maggot' by Maxwell Davies. She has performed internationally on concert platforms, in operas (ROH, Danish Royal Opera, Hanover Opera) and in new installations and vocal performances with experimental visual and sound artists like Stelarc, Bruce Mclean, ORLAN, Georgina Starr and David Toop. She has performed the works of, and worked with, composers such as Aperghis, Sörensen, Oehring, Turnage, Ligeti, Stockhausen, Furrer, Birtwistle, Earle Brown, Luc Ferrari, Barry, Oliveros, Acquaviva, Phill Niblock, Dufour, Fujikura, Hind, Rønshold, performing with many ensembles and orchestras (Halle, BBC SO, LSO, Danish Radio Orchestra, Tokyo Phil...) in music festivals worldwide. Loré has performed many classics of the contemporary repertoire such as the first complete recording on CD of John Cage’s ‘Songbooks’ for Sub Rosa with Greg Rose and Rob Worby. Loads of world premieres. She has also directed works by Kagel, Sciarrino, Berio and Wishart. She is a performer of her own works in pieces such as ‘Bird’ or her series of ‘Panic Room – The Singterviews’, also her real-time political opera installation 'Pret à Chanter'. She has published an artist book ‘Memory Maps’ and her first monographic CD ‘The afternoon of a phone (£@B)’.
Loré has also performed in comedy, physical theatre and free improv with Simon Munnery, Richard Thomas, Stewart Lee, creating with them the TV series 'Attention Scum', 'FTRTV' and 'The Kombat Operas' for BBC2 TV.
Her new recording ‘Nancarrow Karaoke’, vocal transcriptions of Nancarrow piano rolls, comes out on the De Player label in November 2020.
Bartosz is one of the leading lights of a new generation of accordionists. His artistic goal is to continue to improve awareness of the accordion in classical music, as well as to develop a new repertoire for his instrument. Bartosz graduated from The Royal Academy of Music receiving Bachelor and Master’s Degrees with distinction as well as being honoured with the Regency Award. He won the Polish Young Musician of the Year in 2009, following which he represented Poland in the final of Eurovision Young Musicians Competition in Vienna. He is a winner of many national, as well as international music competitions. Bartosz was one of the 2015 Artist of the City Music Foundation and recipient of Zygmunt Zaleski Stichting scholarship. He won Sir John Manduell Prize at The Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition 2018.
As a soloist he has performed in many prestigious concert halls, among them the Wigmore Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Purcell Room, Salle Cortot, The Colston Hall and Studio SI of The Polish National Radio. His solo recitals have been described as extremely engaging and inspiring. As well as being a soloist, Bartosz is extremely active chamber musician and is a founding member of The Deco Ensemble.
During his career he has collaborated with many great musicians of a wide variety of music such as Nigel Kennedy, Trevor Pinnock, the Atom String Quartet and Tanita Tikaram. Bartosz has worked with musical institutions including The Royal Opera House, The Royal Ballet, The National Theatre, London Symphony Orchestra, The Chroma Ensemble, London Sinfonietta and many others.
"In terms of blows, for me the coup de foudre was Bartosz Glowack. By instinct, a solo accordion is not my top choice for a good night out. Life deals its shocks, however. (...) the young Pole creates a poignant and dsitinctive sound world". Fiona Maddocks - The Observer.