Artists

Christoph Prégardien

Tenor

Julius Drake

Piano

Program

Poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – Reading in German

Franz Schubert

Der König in Thule D 367

Franz Schubert

An Schwager Kronos D 369

Franz Schubert

Meeres Stille D 216

Franz Schubert

Der Musensohn D 764

Franz Schubert

An den Mond D 259 "Füllest wieder Busch und Tal"

Franz Schubert

Erster Verlust D 226

Franz Schubert

Rastlose Liebe D 138

Franz Schubert

Wandrers Nachtlied I D 224 "Der du von dem Himmel bist"

Franz Schubert

Jägers Abendlied D 368

Franz Schubert

Wandrers Nachtlied II D 768 "Über allen Gipfeln"

Franz Schubert

Erlkönig D 328

Carl Loewe

Erlkönig Op. 1/3

Carl Loewe

Über allen Gipflen ist Ruh' Op.9/3a (Wanderer's Nightsong)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Maigesang Op. 52/4

Ludwig van Beethoven

Wonne der Wehmut Op. 83/1

Franz Liszt

Der du von dem Himmel bist S 279

Franz Liszt

Es war ein König in Thule S 278

Hugo Wolf

Ganymed (Goethe Songs No. 50)

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab (Goethe Songs No. 29)

Edvard Grieg

Zur Rosenzeit / I Rosentiden Op. 48/5

Robert Schumann

Freisinn (from Myrthen Op. 25)

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

It seems almost impossible to imagine German lied without Goethe. Filtered through the musical genius of many composers—Franz Schubert first and foremost—his poems provided the nucleus of the genre’s full-fledged emergence in the early 19th century. Spoken and sung, Goethe’s words provide the theme of this third and final Lied und Lyrik program. Christoph Prégardien and Julius Drake trace the poet’s legacy in settings from Beethoven to Hugo Wolf, with actors reading his poems.

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