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Sunday, 14th November 2021 – 19h

Sant Pau Recinte Modernista · Sala Domènech i Montaner · See map »

* Tickets available soon

 


Sarah Connolly mezzosoprano

Julius Drake piano

 


Viennese journey with Alma Mahler

Announced in the previous two editions of LIFE Victoria, the Festival wanted to maintain its commitment to Dame Sarah Connolly, one of the great mezzo-sopranos of the current scene. She will do so by maintaining the program she was going to offer in 2019 around Alma Mahler and the contemporary composers of Vienna at the time, putting in context the compositions of this artist who has often been hidden under the elongated shadow of her first husband. It begins with the preamble of Johannes Brahms, through Hugo Wolf, who exploited the exacerbated romanticism of the song, reaching the compositions of the Mahler marriage. The marital relationship between Gustav and Alma was quite tortuous: judged as femme fatale by her infidelity with Walter Gropius – founder of the Bauhaus and whom she would later marry – recent studies have shown that her history with Mahler was full of grays… Here Connolly faces his compositions. The tour will end with the Viennese romanticism post by Alexander von Zemlinsky and these six Lieder based on symbolist texts by Maurice Meterlinck. A fascinating woman in a fascinating historical moment.


 

 

I

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)            

Ständchen Op. 106 No. 1 / Da unten im Tale Op. 33 No. 6 / Feldeinsamkeit Op. 86 No. 2 / Die Mainacht Op. 43 No. 2 / Von ewiger Liebe Op. 43 No. 1

 

Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)                                                

‘Auch kleine Dinge’ de Italienisches Liederbuch

‘Gesang Weylas, No. 46′ de Mörike Lieder

‘Nachtzauber’ de Eichendorff-Lieder

‘Mignon IV: Kennst du das Land, No. 9′ de Goethe Lieder

‘Die Zigeunerin’ de Eichendorff-Lieder

 

II

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)            

Trois Chansons de Bilitis

La flûte de Pan / La chevelure / Le tombeau des naïades

 

Alma Mahler (1879-1964)

Die stille Stadt / Licht in der Nacht / Bei dir ist es Traut

 

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)                        

de Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Das irdische Leben / Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen / Rheinlegendchen

 

Alexander von Zemlinsky (1872-1942)                                    

Maeterlinck Lieder

I. Die drei Schwestern / II. Die Mädchen mit den verbundenen Augen / III. Lied der Jungfrau / IV. Als ihr Geliebter schied / V. Und kehrt er einst heim / VI. Sie kam zum Schloss gegangen