Sun. 01 Aug. 2021 | 5:00 p.m. | Schleswig | Schloss Gottorf, Sommerwiese, Open Air | K 93

Schubert's Masterpiece

Schubert's Masterpiece

Dominik Köninger, baritone
Goldmund Quartett

Schloss Gottorf, Sommerwiese, Open Air Schloßinsel 1, Schleswig,

Giacomo Puccini:
Crisantemi for string quartet
Johannes Brahms:
Four Serious Songs, Op. 121 arranged for baritone and string quartet by Heime Müller
Franz Schubert:
“Der Tod und das Mädchen,” D 531 arranged for baritone and string quartet by Raphaël Merlin
String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D 810, Der Tod und das Mädchen

The poet Matthias Claudius, born in Reinfeld in Holstein, wrote the poem whose setting was to become one of Franz Schubert’s most poignant songs: “Der Tod und das Mädchen” exemplifies Schubert’s talent for drawing basic existential human situations with just a few strokes. Schubert also directly adopted the art song in his String Quartet in D minor No. 14. The musical genre is different, but the content is the same: it is about nothing less than the question of what is able to give us comfort and hope. Both masterpieces can be experienced in one concert at the SHMF this summer. The Goldmund Quartet and baritone Dominik Köninger complement them with thematically related works by two other composers: Four Serious Songs, Johannes Brahms’ last song cycle, will be rediscovered in an arrangement for baritone and string quartet. Giacomo Puccini’s Crisantemi will sound familiar to many opera lovers who know the music from his opera Manon Lescaut.

In cooperation with the Jürgen Ponto Foundation for the promotion of young artists

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