Matthias Goerne baritone
Leif Ove Andsnes piano
Schubert's artistic testament, The Swan Song, closes the trilogy in a masterful performance by Matthias Goerne and Leif Ove Andsnes
Matthias Goerne is a giant in every sense of the word, both physically and vocally. He is, without the shadow of a doubt, the finest performer imaginable today for this Schubert lieder cycle, a repertoire that he has been constantly reflecting on for over 15 years, both on concert platforms and in recording studios. This three-evening cycle is an exceptional and priceless opportunity to approach the quintessence of this cycle, in its chronological and musical coherence, in a few hours. This third and final evening's Swan Song brings us a step closer to the abyss. Unlike the two previous cycles, which were built on a single framework, this cycle is made up of the last lieder found at the musician's bedside after his death and gathered together under this apocryphal title by his publisher. Although at first sight they seem more disparate, there is a sort of musical premonition announcing the 20th century (and in particular Berg). To conclude his journey into the land of Schubert, Matthias Goerne invites us to take this final step through the mirror of the human soul.