Neuland.Lied | Beethoven con Belcanto

Mo 13. 6. 2022

The fact that Beethoven was not in the habit of taking his singers into consideration when composing is in keeping with his character and can often be heard in the vocal works – so the general consensus. The reality is somewhat more complex: Italian opera dominated the musical life of Vienna around 1800; to the leading classes, Italian was considered almost as chic as anything French. Like his younger colleague Franz Schubert later, Beethoven studied Italian vocal style with none other than Antonio Salieri. And just like Schubert, he composed a number of particularly cantabile arias and songs in the melodious language of the Apennine peninsula, including gems like the setting of Giuseppe Carpani's poem »In questa tomba oscura« intended for an anthology – later a showpiece of the great Luciano Pavarotti. Simon Bode's vocally demanding program comes up with numerous rarities. The young tenor boldly traverses the massif of the Alps: on the one hand, the Italian-language escapades of the Viennese classics alongside the important cycle »An die ferne Geliebte« - south of the mountains, on the other hand, the elegance of Mediterranean song compositions by the masters Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, who were active at the same time.

Concert with intermission

In cooperation with Heidelberg University


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Simon Bode Tenor
Simon Lepper Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven  An die ferne Geliebte op. 98
Franz Schubert  Drei Gesänge des Hafners D 478
Mio ben ricordati aus 4 Canzonas D 688
An die Leier (italienische Version) D 737 Nr. 3
Im Haine D 738 Nr. 3
Willkommen und Abschied D 767 Nr. 1
Gioachino Rossini La partenza aus Soirée musicales
Vincenzo Bellini  Ma rendi pur contento aus Composizioni da Camera
Gaetano Donizetti Il pescatore aus Composizioni da Camera
Me voglio fa 'na casa aus Canzone neapolitana
Ludwig van Beethoven  La partenza WoO 124
In questa tomba obscura WoO 133
Dimmi, ben mio op. 82/1
Adelaide op. 46
Wonne der Wehmut op. 83/1
Neue Liebe, neues Leben op. 75/2