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Song recital: “Isolation and Longing”Mio Nakamune (soprano), Yadviga Grom (piano)

Die beiden Musikerinnen stehen am Flügel
Copyright: Peter Fischlein

The ”Isolation and Longing” concert consists of various Romantic song cycles that convey these feelings.

The ”Isolation and Longing” concert consists of various Romantic song cycles that convey these feelings.

Op 13 by Clara Schumann begins with “Ich stand in dunklen Träumen”; a song that addresses a stroke of fate, namely the death of a loved one. The longing it expresses is a fundamental theme that repeats throughout the song cycle. Op 10 by Fanny Hensel is a cycle she wrote shortly before her death and it expresses the feeling of loneliness in songs including “Im Herbste”. In the “Mignon Lieder”, Hugo Wolf sets Mignon’s poems from Goethe’s “Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship” to music, creating a striking expression of their unfulfillable longing and loneliness. The theme of the concert reaches its pinnacle in the “Rückert-Lieder” by Gustav Mahler. In “Um Mitternacht” he paints a picture of an insurmountable, dark night and leaves the lyrical narrator overcome with doubt. But the narrator then finds comfort in “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” – comfort in himself, in his song.

 

Mio Nakamune (soprano) and Yadviga Grom (piano) engage with these difficult themes and perform the works.

 

Program

  • Clara Schumann: Six Lieder, Op 13
  • Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn: Five Lieder, Op 10
  • Hugo Wolf: Mignon Lieder
  • Gustav Mahler: “Rückert-Lieder”

 

Supported by “Neustart Kultur Ensemble”