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An evening of Lieder recitals with Matthias Goerne : The whole spectrum of being human

So it begins, with two falling sixths: "sleep, sleep, nothing but Sleep". Already the first bars of the "Four songs", Op. 2, with which the young Alban Berg completed his studies with Arnold Schoenberg, set the tone for this recital in the chamber music hall. Of the spectrum of being human exclusive rides, love, jealousy and Faith circles – and the many synonyms for death, of which sleep is only one. Matthias Goerne by baritonale UPS and Downs, so very that you think to have two singers. There's the powerful, wotaneske authority, the angry glow in his voice, the stunning Fortissimi – a force of nature, which slides within the same Breath into the light, Bright, almost virginal heights. There are two sides of the same artistic existence, the dramatic operas - such as the sensitive song singer.

As with Alfred Momberts semi-sarcastic verses "of The dies A, in addition to the Other lives: That makes the world so deeply beautiful," the last bars have faded away, look Goerne almost in disbelief to the audience, continues without interruption: "In the beautiful month of may", the beginning of Schumann's "love tight". Slowly and timidly he sings, as he would not trust the merry month of may to right: Heine's lyrical I is known to be wronged, the girl likes the other. With shattering d minor Furor Goerne dig up the ugly mask of jealousy, the Heine in harmless words clothes. After all: at Least he's self-Trifonov, the Artist-in-Residence with the Berliner Philharmoniker in Daniel, the right Partner. The proves to be excellent piano accompanist, omitted in his Solo performances often into the demonic-cutting excesses, and shows profile. As in "I geweinet": only the skeleton of a song, the singer a capella'm in a dream, with short, incisive interjections of the piano: when the Schumann has composed so modern?

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No Pause in the intensity of the Evening, to get to know each other in amazement destroyed, that Michelangelo was also a Poet: Hugo Wolf, as well as Dmitri Shostakovich set to music by his verses. For the Russians it was restricted in 1974, one of his last compositions: As with many "last works" is thinned, the composition, the minimum. Opulent it is again, in the case of Brahms, his "Four serious songs" op. 121 has been written as a reaction to the stroke, his life's Muse, Clara Schumann, but also from the idea of his own death. However, as confident that, with Paul's praise of love as the most Important ends, what remains. Goerne on swinging to a jovial lightness, and Trifonov is at his side, two high-playwright, no compromise, a congenial Couple.

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