WHERE: STUDIO KNUTSON | AHORNSTR 6, 12163 | BERLIN-STEGLITZ
(Near Schloßstr. UBahn U9, Feuerbachstr S1 and multiple bus lines)
WHEN: Sunday June 23 at 18:00
WHAT: Franz Schubert’s Schwanengesang
Robert Schumann’s Eichendorff-Lieder, Op 39
Jeremy Osborne, Nicole Hyde, and Bonnie Wagner explore two of the best known cycles of Schubert and Schumann.
What makes a song cycle? Schubert’s Schwanengesang was put together by his publisher after his death; it is debated whether or not Schubert himself composed it as a set. It consists of seven songs on poems of Rellstab, six of Heine, and one by Seidl. The Eichendorff-Lieder of Schumann were written to be performed together, although they do not follow a specific storyline like his Frauenliebe und Leben or Schubert’s Winterreise. Instead there are common themes like dusk, the woods, and nature mirroring human emotions.
We will present Schwanengesang as two sets, keeping the poems of Rellstab and Heine together, respectively. Jeremy Osborne sings Schwanengesang. Nicole Hyde will end the program with Liederkreis Op. 39. Bonnie Wagner plays the piano once belonging to legendary German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. The German texts will be projected with English translations.
Tickets are 10 euro each. There will be beverages available for purchase.