Christian Gerhaher & Gerold Huber

Tue 15. 6. 2021
Bariton Christian Gerhaher und Pianist Gerold Huber fotografiert von Nikolaj Lund


Christian Gerhaher, baritone

Gerold Huber, piano


Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Sechs Gesänge op. 107
Nr. 1 Herzeleid
Nr. 2 Die Fensterscheibe
Nr. 3 Der Gärtner
Nr. 4 Die Spinnerin
Nr. 5 Im Wald
Nr. 6 Abendlied

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Trois Chansons de France
Rondel I: Le temps a laissié son manteau
La grotte Auprès de cette grotte sombre
Rondel II: Pour ce que Plaisance est morte

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Drei Gedichte aus den Waldliedern von G. Pfarrius op. 119
Nr. 1 Die Hütte
Nr. 2 Warnung
Nr. 3 Der Bräutigam und die Birke

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Vier Husarenlieder von Nikolaus Lenau op. 117
Nr. 1 Der Husar, trara!
Nr. 2 Der leidige Frieden
Nr. 3 Den grünen Zeigern
Nr. 4 Da liegt der Feinde gestreckte Schar

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Sechs Gesänge von Wilfried von der Neun op. 89
Nr. 1 Es stürmet am Abendhimmel
Nr. 2 Heimliches Verschwinden
Nr. 3 Herbstlied
Nr. 4 Abschied vom Walde
Nr. 5 Ins Freie
Nr. 6 Röselein, Röselein!

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
Nr. 1 Soupir
Nr. 2 Placet futile
Nr. 3 Éventail

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Drei Gesänge für Singstimme und Klavier op. 83
Nr. 1 Resignation
Nr. 2 Die Blume der Ergebung
Nr. 3 Der Einsiedler

The equal level of expression of piano and singing are often touted in the song genre, and duo partners who appear as a perfect unit are considered ideal. The baritone Christian Gerhaher and pianist Gerold Huber have been making music as a lied duo since their student days and have lived this unity of song and piano almost every day for the past 30 years. Both of them are particularly fond of the songs by Robert Schumann - a complete recording of all Schumann songs will be published this year. And so the internationally renowned duo Christian Gerhaher & Gerold Huber also brings Schumann songs to our stage, combined with two song cycles by Claude Debussy. The two composers are united by their approach to the song, which is expressed above all in a great abstraction and associative openness. Debussy also dealt with Schumann's songwriting by arranging settings by Schumann: His focus was less on fundamental interventions in the material, but rather on making the lines and polyphonic elements audible. In this way, the songs by Schumann and Debussy, composed in the 19th and 20th centuries, are perhaps more modern than they initially seem.

In cooperation with the Internationale Liedzentrum and  Sony Classical, Christian Gerhaher records all of Schumann's songs - 299 in total - and is accompanied by Gerold Huber. An 11-part CD box is being created under the title »Alle Lieder« and will be released by the label in autumn 2021. Find out more about the CD-project...

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