Thomas Hampson


Wolfram Rieger



Franz Schubert

Schwanengesang D 957

and other songs by Franz Schubert, Carl Friedrich Zelter, Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Carl Loewe

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

January remains Schubert time at the Pierre Boulez Saal: for the third consecutive year, Thomas Hampson has invited renowned lied singers and the most promising talents of the younger generation, together with their piano partners, to dedicate an entire week to the world of the Schubertlied.

In his opening recital for this year's Schubert Week, Hampson, joined by his longtime collaborator Wolfram Rieger, contrasts Schubert’s final songs, known as Schwanengesang, with lesser-known works by some of the composers he drew inspiration from—and those who were inspired by him.