Neuland.Lied | Licht!

Sa 11. 6. 2022

The moonlight as a signpost. »O happy one, who, wherever he goes, / But on the homeland ground stands!«, it says, in the words of Johann Gabriel Seidl, at the end of Franz Schubert's song »Der Wanderer an den Mond« (The Wanderer to the Moon) from the year 1826. There is talk of a light that constantly shines from a different direction, that roams the whole world - and yet, completely different from the lonely wanderer hereafter, neither strays from the path nor ever gets into a foreign land. He certainly does not experience the »transcendental homelessness« (Georg Lukács) that drives the seekers of the German-language art song on their search for home and rest.

On the trail of the metaphor of light, Anna Lucia Richter and Ammiel Bushakevitz - the singer from Cologne, recently converted to mezzo-soprano, and her partner on the piano, well known in Heidelberg - span an arc from the Minnegesang of Walther von der Vogelweide (around 1200) to the 1930s of Hanns Eisler and Kurt Weill. The experience is not only an exciting route through the history of the song and its emotional worlds, but also a truly illuminating meditation on the conditions of clear vision - from the spiritual light of the Mother of God to the cold lamplight of the modern city.

Concert with intermission

In cooperation with Heidelberg University


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Anna Lucia Richter Mezzosoprano
Ammiel Bushakevitz Piano

German Lied from the Middle Ages to Early Modern Times. Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fanny Hensel, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Alban Berg, Hanns Eisler and Kurt Weill