Tune in to Schubert

On the occasion of the Pierre Boulez Saal’s Schubert Week, which he curated, baritone Thomas Hampson discusses the art of song with journalist Uwe Friedrich in a series of specially produced podcasts.

Artists

Julien van Mellaerts

Baritone

Julius Drake

Piano

Program

Der Wanderer D 489b / D 489c «Ich komme vom Gebirge her»

Harfenspieler I D 478 (Gesänge des Harfners) «Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt»

Harfenspieler II D 479 (Gesänge des Harfners III) «An die Türen will ich schleichen»

Harfenspieler III D 480 (Gesänge des Harfners) «Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen aß»

Zum Punsche D 492

Zufriedenheit D 501

Seligkeit D 433

Skolie D 507

Frohsinn D 520

Jagdlied D 521

Der Schäfer und der Reiter D 517

Der Alpenjäger D 524 «Auf hohem Bergesrücken»

Der Flug der Zeit D 515

Philoktet D 540

Nachtstück D 672

Memnon D 541

Fischerlied II D 562

Das Grab D 569

Der Kampf D 594

Sehnsucht D 636 «Ach aus dieses Tales Gründen»

Approximate running time: 1h 15m without intermission

Over the past three years, rising baritone Julien Van Mellaerts, born in New Zealand, has won some of the most prestigious prizes for lied interpretation. He now comes to the Pierre Boulez Saal for the final concert of the Schubert Week, a Sunday matinee performance. Songs include Goethe’s Gesänge des Harfners as well as settings of Schiller and several compositions on poems by Johann Mayrhofer, a member of Schubert’s circle of friends. Julius Drake, one of the foremost lied pianists of our time, is the accompanist.

The Schubert Week was curated by Thomas Hampson.