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Kristian Bezuidenhout fortepiano – Benjamin Appl baritone

Programme

Am Bach im Frühling, D 361 Franz Schubert
Der Wanderer an den Mond, D 870 Franz Schubert
Im Freien, D 880 Franz Schubert
Geheimes, D 719 Franz Schubert
An den Mond, D 259 Franz Schubert
Lieder ohne Worte (excerpts) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Fischerweise, D 881 Franz Schubert
Prometheus, D 674 Franz Schubert
Die Gebüsche, D 646 Franz Schubert
Nachtstück, D 672 Franz Schubert
Im Abendrot, D799 Franz Schubert
An die Entfernte, op. 71/6 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Schilflied, op. 71/4 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Frühlingslied, op. 47/3 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Dichterliebe, op. 48 Robert Schumann


On the occasion of his “portrait” at BOZAR, the fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout will be joined by Benjamin Appl, a young baritone who is much admired for his warm timbre, his expressivity and his musicality. Together, they set off on a journey through Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn’s lieder. Schumann was a great admirer of Schubert, in whom he discovered a soul which, like his own, had been marked by suffering. He thus followed Schubert’s example and composed a cycle of lieder based on the poems of Heinrich Heine: Dichterliebe, Op. 48. In this programme this masterpiece of expressivity is played alongside several melancholy melodies by Schubert and several Lieder ohne Worte and charming lieder by Mendelssohn for a journey to the very depth of our feelings in the company of an exceptional duo.