Schwanengesang: Follow The Lieder
The Conservatory presents Schwanengesang: Follow the Lieder, Thursday, October 24, 7:30 p.m., White Recital Hall. This inventive all-Schubert "informance" includes faculty piano professors Karen Kushner and Robert Weirich, along with noted historian Richard Kramer. Alumni tenors Nathan Granner and Ben Gulley also perform.
The evening begins with Richard Kramer chatting briefly about Schubert's music from 1828 including Schubert's song cycles in general, with a focus on Schwanengesang. Noting the particulars of Schubert's life at this time, Kramer discusses what is noteworthy about this particular poetry and the order in which the songs were published.
The lively and dynamic evening includes performances and discussions interwoven, including Fantasia in F minor, for piano, four hands, performed by Kushner and Weirich in addition to the song cycle, all written in 1828, Schubert's final year.
Richard Kramer is Distinguished Professor of Music, CUNY Graduate Center, New York. The Conservatory's William Everett will host an open seminar October 24, 3:45-5:15 p.m., White Recital Hall, during which Richard Kramer will speak about Goethe and Schubert.
The performance and talk are free.
For more information, please contact:
Name: Dana Self