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

Thomas Hampson

Baritone

Wolfram Rieger

Piano

Program

Der Sänger D 149

Am Flusse D 160

Totengräberlied D 44

Trinklied D 183 «Ihr Freunde und du gold'ner Wein»

Sehnsucht D 52

Der Taucher D 77

Gebet während der Schlacht D 171

Amphiaraos D 166

Freiwilliges Versinken D 700

Memnon D 541

Der entsühnte Orest D 699

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D 583

An die Leier D 737

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

Thomas Hampson is not only one of today’s most accomplished lied interpreters—he has also been an acclaimed lied teacher and scholar for many years. Following last season’s Schubert Weekend, the American baritone now returns to the Pierre Boulez Saal to curate an entire Schubert Week. Together with his longtime accompanist, Wolfram Rieger, he opens the series of concerts with a solo recital. The two artists have selected works that combine settings of Goethe and Schiller, including the monumental 20-minute ballad Der Taucher, with songs to poems by Theodor Körner, Schubert’s friend Johann Mayrhofer, and others.

(The program is identical to that of the recital originally scheduled for April 2018, which had to be cancelled due to illness.)