The year 1840 was a miraculous one for Schumann, devoting himself almost exclusively to song composition. Long melodic lines and a prominent role for the piano makes his songs among the most remarkable of the time. This concert features music from that year, including selections from the nature-inspired Liederkreis, a cycle Schumann described in a letter to Clara Wieck as his “most romantic music ever,” and the impassioned Frauenliebe und -leben. There’s also music from later in his career, including the songs of the harper from Goethe’s novel Wilhelm Meister, dramatic settings where the vocal line has a striking declamatory power.
Miah Persson, Soprano
Florian Boesch, Baritone
Malcolm Martineau, Piano
"Gesanges Erwachen" from 11 Songs
"Seit ich ihn gesehen"
"Helft mir, ihr Schwestern"
"Nun hast du mir der ersten Schmerz getan"
"Sehnsucht nach der Waldgegend"
"Der Himmel hat ein’ Träne geweint"
"O ihr Herren"
"Des Sennen Abschied"
"Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt"
"Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen aß"
"An die Türen will ich schleichen"
$48.00 - $56.00
Carnegie Hall - Zankel Hall
57th Street and Seventh Avenue , New York , NY
Newly restored in 2003, a flexible space located beneath the main hall. Avoid seating near the west wall, as subway sound can sometimes bleed through.
members' rating of venue:
B/D to 7th Avenue
Patrons in wheelchairs must confirm seating access in advance by calling the House Manager's office at (212) 903-9605. Infrared available.