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Matthias Goerne | baritone

The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Manfred Honeck | direction

Matthias Goerne, currently one of the finest exponents of the German Lied, delivers a challenging evening of Schubert.

Matthias Goerne
Matthias Goerne © Marie Staggat

Programme

Schubert  « Wanderers Nachtlied » D. 224, « Schäfers Klagelied » D. 121, « Des Fischers Liebesglück » D. 933, « Fahrt zum Hades » D. 526, « Schatzgräbers Begehr » D. 761, « Das Heimweh » D. 851, « Grenzen der Menschheit » D. 716, « Erlkönig » D. 328 (Lieder orchestrated by Alexander Schmalcz)
Symphony No. 9 « The Great » D. 944

Sung in German, with French and English subtitles

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Matthias Goerne is a giant in every sense of the word, both physically and vocally. He is unquestionably the finest German Lieder voice of his generation, notably for Schubert, a repertoire which he has been exploring tirelessly for over twenty years both onstage and on vinyl. Now at the height of his powers, he masters every nuance of his instrument, offering all the beauty and gems of a sovereign legato. A worthy successor to Schwarzkopf and Fischer-Dieskau, he excels at highlighting the slightest inflection, bringing every word, and even every syllable, to life. This will be a great musical moment from a performer at the peak of his craft.

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