Chamber Concert: Two Perspectives on Love
Fri 11 Sep 2015 7.00 pm
St Thomas' Church, Helsinki
Jarno Lehtola, tenor
Sonja Leván, piano
|Anton Webern||Fünf Gesänge nach Gedichten von
Stefan George, op. 4
|Robert Schumann||Dichterliebe, op. 48|
Robert Schumann and Anton Webern, Heinrich Heine and Stefan George: two centuries, two perspectives on love. One of the undisputed masterpieces of the Romantic Lied, Dichterliebe is paired in this concert with Anton Webern’s rarely-performed Five Songs on Poems by Stefan George. Love appears as a bringer of both joy and suffering, leading either to salvation or final destruction.
Admission free, programme 10€
In collaboration with: The Parish of Meilahti
Sonja Leván, Jarno Lehtola
The work with them was exciting and efficient. They have a particular ability to adapt themselves to a different sound and aesthetic conception. Their flexibility and enthusiasm gave me the the possibility to work in-depth because of the individual human, vocal and musical qualities of each singer.