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PhänomenLiv Redpath, Samuel Hasselhorn
& Inge Spinette


Gaily in grief, 
I sing of love; 
joyful in woe, 
I weave my song; 
only those who long can tell what it means.

Voice of the Woodbird (Siegfried

Singing about love’s deepest secrets: soprano Liv Redpath does so not only as the Waldvogel in Siegfried, but also on our recital stage. Together with Samuel Hasselhorn, First Prize at the 2018 Queen Elisabeth Competition (Voice), she opens the new Vocalissimo programme with lieder by Hugo Wolf and Robert Schumann.  

Frisky songs of love alternate with desperate declarations in Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch (1890/91–96), a collection of forty-six short lieder that, thanks to their perfect symbiosis of poetic and musical evocation, are counted among the pinnacle of Late German Romanticism. A few years earlier, Wolf had already felt the same urge to compose when, utterly fascinated by the poetry of Eduard Mörike, he set no less than fifty-three of the latter’s poems to music in the space of nine months. Inspired by idyllic images of natural phenomena, they offer paintings of intimate feelings in which the crimson hue of Sehnsucht dominates. On this evening, a selection from both cycles will be grouped with songs by Robert Schumann in which the shimmering beauty of desire takes on almost cosmic dimensions. Haven’t we all, once, sensed their deeper meaning? 

As with the recital Transfiguration, this programme was jointly drawn up with pianist Inge Spinette who, after a long and splendid career as a song accompanist and répétiteur at La Monnaie, is now taking her leave. 

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Dates & tickets

17.9.2024 — 20:00


La Monnaie


Start ticket sale 26.6.2024

Ticket prices from € 12 to € 48
-30 years old: € 10 / € 25
-15 years old: Free (if accompanied by an adult)

Running time

1h50 (with 1 break)


From Mörike-Lieder
Der Genesene an die Hoffnung
- Fußreise
- Der Gärtner
- Das verlassene Mägdlein
- An eine Äolsharfe
- Zitronenfalter im April
- Nimmersatte Liebe
- Gebet
- Verborgenheit

From Italienisches Liederbuch
- Wie lange schon
- Ein Ständchen euch zu bringen
- Du denkst mit einem Fädchen mich zu fangen
- Gesegnet sei das Grün
- Mein Liebster hat zu Tische mich geladen
- Nun laß uns Frieden schließen
- Schweig' einmal still
- Wir habe beide lange Zeit geschwiegen
- O wär' dein Haus durchsichtig wie ein Glas
- Ihr seid die allerschönste
- Wie viele Zeit verlor’ ich
- Ich hab' in Penna

From Goethe-Lieder
- Phänomen
- Grenzen der Menschheit


- Schöne Wiege meiner Leiden
- Geisternähe
- Stille Tränen
- Mein schöner Stern!
- Mondnacht
- Frühlingsnacht
- Theme from Geistervariationen (piano solo)

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