Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin is a diary of a heartbreak, about a young man whose unrequited love hurls him back and forth between false hope and fatal insight.
Schubert explores the depths of the many uncertainties in human passion, distilling them into twenty songs. Although nearly 200 years old, there is not a single emotion in it that we can’t recognize today. Die schöne Müllerin is one of the greatest classics of the art-song genre and at least as good as Schubert’s even-more-famous Winterreise!
Keyboard artist Jos van Immerseel and baritone Thomas E. Bauer are both acclaimed Schubert interpreters. Several years ago they made quite an impression with their recording of his Winterreise, and now they’re taking on Schubert’s other great song cycle.
INLEIDING (Dutch only) Pieter Bergé, 19:45
Jos van Immerseel
Jos van Immerseel was born in Antwerp (°1945), completed piano, organ, vocal, harpsichord and conduction studies and took to organology, rhetorics and the historical pianoforte as an autodidact. Today he is widely praised as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor and frequents all of the most important international stages. Using a keyboard from his personal collection, Van Immerseel will make sure that Schubert’s piano part will lose none of its original brilliance.
Thomas E. Bauer
Thomas Bauer studied voice at the University of Music and Theatre in Munich. As a concert vocalist, opera performer and soloist he is very much in international demand and frequents many great ensembles and stages. He also enjoys considerable success in the Lied genre: he performs frequently with fortepiano specialist Jos van Immerseel and pianist/composer Kit Armstrong. Bauer has sung several world premières of operas, and was awarded the prestigious Schneider-Schott Music Prize.
Grote Aula Maria Theresia
Sint-Michielsstraat 6 (Ingang Hogeschoolplein)
3000 3000 Leuven
H. Hartkliniek, Naamsestraat 102c
Ladeuze, Ladeuzeplein 20
Lijnen 1 en 2
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