ARTSONG NSW presents the 14 song settings by Franz Peter Schubert which became known posthumously as the song cycle ‘Schwanengesang’ (Swan Song) D 957. Composed between 1827– 8 the texts were written by the poets are Heinrich Heine, Ludwig Rellstab and Johann Gabriel Seidl . Acclaimed lieder tenor Robert MacFarlane and pianist John Martin will perform this selection of Schubert’s final songs completed before his death in 1828. They include the famous Ständchen and Der Doppelgänger. Sylvie Humphries, 2012 winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod French Song section sponsored by ARTSONG NSW, will also perform, accompanied also by John Martin.
The songs in Schwanengesang are: Liebesbotschaft (Love‐message), Kriegers Ahnung (Warrior’s presentiment), Frühlingssehnsucht (Longing for Spring), Ständchen (Serenade), Aufenthalt (Staging‐post), In der Ferne (In the distance), Abschied (Farewell), Der Atlas (Atlas), Ihr Bild (Her Portrait), Das Fischermädchen (The Fisher Girl), Die Stadt (The Town), Am Meer (By the Sea), Der Doppelgänger (The ghostly double) and Die Taubenpost (The Pigeon‐post).
Robert MacFarlane graduated from the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide with First-class Honours. He is busy continuing his training whilst building a performance career in opera, oratorio and in recital. Pianist John Martin has an extensive repertoire of performing as recitalist, ensemble musician, accompanist and mentor and composer.
Tickets: 38 / $30
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