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Friday, January 10, 2020 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2020 4:00 PM // Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Martin Katz & Friends
What’s in a Song: Hugo Wolf’s Complete Mörike Songs

 

There are many important art song composers, chief among them Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Richard Strauss, but Hugo Wolf occupies his own special place.

Although Wolf composed in other forms, his fame rests almost entirely on his songs. In just a few months in 1888, in an incredible burst of creativity, the Austrian composer wrote 53 songs set to the poetry of Eduard Mörike, a German author whose work focused on idyllic scenes of nature and delightful fairytales. These songs are the pinnacle of the fusion of words and music; Wolf’s music perfectly matched the verbal rhythm and vocal inflections of the poetry, with an emotional insight that made each song “a reincarnation of the poem in another medium.” Unusually, when the songs were published, Wolf insisted that Mörike’s name be listed above his own. Four singers, joined by pianist Martin Katz, bring these 53 songs to life over two concerts in this special edition of What’s in a Song.

PROGRAM (Fri 1/10/2020: Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre)

Part 1

PROGRAM (Sun 1/12/2020: Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre)

Part 2

TITLE SPONSOR

  • Maurice and Linda Binkow Vocal and Chamber Arts Endowment Fund

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

  • Doris and Herbert E. Sloan Endowment Fund

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • Prudence Rosenthal and Norman and Debbie Herbert, on behalf of UMS Sustaining Directors.

MEDIA PARTNERS

1/10/20 8:00 PM
1/12/20 4:00 PM

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Martin Katz & Friends
What’s in a Song: Hugo Wolf’s Complete Mörike Songs

Starting at $40 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available
DETAILS

There are many important art song composers, chief among them Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Richard Strauss, but Hugo Wolf occupies his own special place.

Although Wolf composed in other forms, his fame rests almost entirely on his songs. In just a few months in 1888, in an incredible burst of creativity, the Austrian composer wrote 53 songs set to the poetry of Eduard Mörike, a German author whose work focused on idyllic scenes of nature and delightful fairytales. These songs are the pinnacle of the fusion of words and music; Wolf’s music perfectly matched the verbal rhythm and vocal inflections of the poetry, with an emotional insight that made each song “a reincarnation of the poem in another medium.” Unusually, when the songs were published, Wolf insisted that Mörike’s name be listed above his own. Four singers, joined by pianist Martin Katz, bring these 53 songs to life over two concerts in this special edition of What’s in a Song.

PROGRAM (Fri 1/10/2020: Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre)

Part 1

PROGRAM (Sun 1/12/2020: Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre)

Part 2

SPONSORS

PERMANENTLY ENDOWED SUPPORT

TITLE SPONSOR

  • Maurice and Linda Binkow Vocal and Chamber Arts Endowment Fund

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

  • Doris and Herbert E. Sloan Endowment Fund

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • Prudence Rosenthal and Norman and Debbie Herbert, on behalf of UMS Sustaining Directors.

MEDIA PARTNERS

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