Leif Ove Andsnes with Matthias Goerne

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Pre-concert talk 7:00 PM

Dalton Center Recital Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo

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Distinguished German baritone Matthias Goerne makes his Festival debut with 1998 Gilmore Artist Leif Ove Andsnes, returning for the first time in six years. The formidable pair’s program is an extraordinary combination of the passionate songs of Mahler along with Shostakovich’s settings of the poetry of Michelangelo, one of his late works (1975) in which “Mahler keeps appearing from behind the mask of Mussorgsky.” Andsnes and Goerne will take this program to Carnegie Hall the following week, but we are fortunate to hear it here first!

Genres: Classical, Song Recital

Songs by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) and Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975):

Mahler Ich atmet‘ einen linden Duft! (Friedrich Rückert)
Shostakovich Utro, Op. 145, No. 2
Mahler Wo die schönen Trompten blasen (aus “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”)
Shostakovich Razluka, Op. 145, No. 4
Mahler Es sungen drei Engel (aus “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”)
Mahler Das irdische Leben (aus “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”)
Mahler Nun seh’ ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen (Kindertotenlieder)
Mahler Wenn dein Mütterlein (Kindertotenlieder)
Mahler Urlicht (aus “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”)
Shostakovich Noch’, Op. 145, No. 9
Mahler Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Friedrich Rückert)
Shostakovich Bessmertie, Op. 145, No. 11
Shostakovich Dante, Op. 145, No. 6
Mahler Revelge (aus “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”)
Shostakovich Smert’, Op. 145, No. 10
Mahler Der Tamboursg’sell (aus “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”)

Shostakovich songs sung in Russian.

Concert Program   |   Program Notes (PDF)

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Artists

Leif Ove Andsnes

Leif Ove Andsnes
1998 Gilmore Artist – Piano

Matthias Goerne

Matthias Goerne
Baritone


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