Mar. 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Love Songs

Tickets from $28

Featuring:

Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; John Bellemer, tenor; Kelly Markgraf, baritone; Gilbert Kalish, Wu Han, piano; Paul Neubauer, viola

Program:

Schubert: "Im Frühling" for Voice and Piano, D. 882 (1826)

Schubert: “Ständchen” from Schwanengesang for Voice and Piano, D. 957, No. 4 (1828)

Schubert: “Auf der Bruck” for Voice and Piano, D. 853 (1825)

Brahms: Zwei Gesänge for Mezzo-Soprano, Viola, and Piano, Op. 91 (1864–84)

Ullmann: Liederbuch des Hafis for Voice and Piano, Op. 30 (1940)

Schumann: Spanische Liebeslieder for Four Voices and Piano, Four Hands, Op. 138 (1849)

Berg: Sieben frühe Lieder for Soprano and Piano (1905–08; rev. 1928)

Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzer for Four Voices and Piano, Four Hands, Op. 52 (1868–69)

While Robert Schumann’s Spanische Liebeslieder undoubtedly influenced Brahms’ instrumentation, the true inspiration behind Brahms’ beloved Liebeslieder Waltzes was Schumann’s daughter, Julie (an amorous infatuation of Brahms). Additional lieder from Schubert, Wolf, and Berg complete a program dedicated to affairs of the heart.