Artists

Christoph Prégardien

Tenor

Julius Drake

Piano

Udo Samel

Recitation

Program

Poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – Reading in German

Franz Schubert

Der König in Thule D 367

Franz Liszt

Der König von Thule S 278

Franz Schubert

An Schwager Kronos D 369

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab (Goethe Songs No. 29)

Hugo Wolf

Ganymed (Goethe Songs No. 50)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Wonne der Wehmut Op. 83/1

Ludwig van Beethoven

Maigesang Op. 52/4

Franz Schubert

Erster Verlust D 226

Franz Schubert

Rastlose Liebe D 138

Edvard Grieg

Zur Rosenzeit / I Rosentiden Op. 48/5

Franz Schubert

Heidenröslein D 257

Carl Loewe

Erlkönig Op. 1/3

Franz Schubert

Erlkönig D 328

Franz Schubert

Jägers Abendlied D 368

Franz Schubert

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

Franz Schubert

Der Musensohn D 764

Carl Loewe

Wandrers Nachtlied „Der du von dem Himmel bist“ Op.9/1 No. 4

Franz Liszt

Der du von dem Himmel bist S 279

Robert Schumann

Freisinn (from Myrthen Op. 25)

Franz Schubert

Wandrers Nachtlied II "Über allen Gipfeln" D 768

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. They are joined by actor Udo Samel, a former member of the ensembles at Berlin’s Schaubühne and the Vienna Burgtheater, who will read selected poems.