Join bass-baritone Michael Ronan and pianist Harry Rylance, both Musicians’ Company award winners and graduates of the Royal Academy of Music, for a programme that traverses the landscapes of death and existence. Brahms’ Four Serious Songs, written shortly before the composer’s death, is a meditation on mortality and sets the stage for introspection – the texts are taken from the Luther Bible, despite Brahms being an atheist. Wagner/Liszt’s Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde follows with its transcendent expression of love’s ultimate sacrifice. Concluding the journey, Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death offers a haunting expression of mortality through vivid narratives – each song telling a story with Death being personified and appearing for the inevitable dance with destiny.