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    Matthias Goerne baritone
    Jan Lisiecki piano

    A Season with Beethoven - #LvB250


    Matthias Goerne, Jan Lisiecki
    Matthias Goerne - droits réservés
    Jan Lisiecki
    Jan Lisiecki © Christoph Köslin

    Beethoven Lieder
    An die ferne Geliebte Op. 98
    Sechs Lieder von Gellert Op. 48
    Resignation WoO. 149
    An die Hoffnung Op. 32
    Lied aus der Ferne WoO. 137
    Maigesang Op. 52 No. 4
    Der Liebende WoO. 139
    An die Hoffnung Op. 94
    Adelaide Op. 46
    Wonne der Wehmut Op. 83 No. 1
    Das Liedchen von der Ruhe Op. 52 No. 3
    An die Geliebte WoO. 140

    Lieder and has carved out a name for himself as the quintessential performer in this genre for over two decades. In this season celebrating the anniversary of the Master of Bonn, he is paying tribute to a lesser known corpus which is rarely performed in concert. Beethoven’s catalogue of Lieder comprises some 90 songs, and although it cannot boast the majesty and richness of Schubert it contains some gems for which this performer is ideally suited. One of the earliest, Adelaïde (1796), is still in the romance-cantata form for which the composer had a particular fondness. Other examples include the Sechs Lieder von Gellert (1802-1803), imbued with a deep spiritual fervour; An die Hoffnung (1804), which focuses more closely on the notion of fate; and An die ferne Geliebte (1815-1816), a nostalgic reminiscence on a beloved. They feature some of the themes to which the composer was most attached and which he celebrated in various musical forms. Matthias Goerne is aware that a successful Lied must be performed by a duo with a close affinity. He has demonstrated this on many occasions with pianists such as Alfred Brendel, and more recently Leif Ove Andsnes. Here he has chosen the young pianist Jan Lisiecki as his compagnon for this demanding exercise in musical complicity.

    Coproduction Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Productions Internationales Albert Sarfati
    En coréalisation avec Radio France