Bass-baritone Stephan Loges is accompanied by Iain Burnside in a collection that explores themes of lost youth, the transience of life and the comforting presence of nature. The programme features performances of Schumann's 12 Gedichte Op. 35 and Brahms's 5 Lider Op. 94, as well as in 5 rarely recorded works by Finnish composer Yrjö Kilpinen. Born in Dresden, Stephan Loges was an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. He has given recitals throughout the world, including regular appearances at Wigmore Hall London and the Oxford Lieder Festival, as well as Carnegie Hall New York and many more. Iain Burnside is a Scottish classical pianist and accompanist and a former presenter on BBC Radio 3. Following study at Merton College, the Royal Academy of Music, and the Chopin Academy, he became a freelance pianist, specializing in song repertoire. He has worked alongside numerous well-known artists, including Laura Claycomb, Matthew Rose, and Roderick Williams.