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Proceedings begin with a truly generous selection
of Schubert’s Goethe settings,
including the three Harpist’s Songs, An den Mond and Nachtgesang. The second half continues in the same fashion but with
a more mythological focus, opening with the declamatory hymn Prometheus before featuring Ganymed, An Schwager Kronos and the unfinished Mahomets Gesang – all among the composer’s most dramatic lieder. Together,
they show both the supreme variety of Goethe’s verse and Schubert’s incredible
mastery of responding to them.
Afterwards, Gerhaher and Huber will perform contemporary icon Wolfgang Rihm’s Harzreise im Winter. First performed by the duo in 2014, it promises to pay homage to Schubert while revealing a new way to approach Goethe’s poetry. The night closes with the world premiere of The Wanderer, a new piece by Huber himself.
|What||Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber, Wigmore Hall|
|Where||Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Bond Street (underground)|
On 04 Feb 16, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via Wigmore Hall|