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MEMORY: Christoph Prégardien, tenor & Stefan Litwin, piano | WSN 23-24
February 11 @ 3:00 pm$15
Christoph Prégardien, tenor
Stefan Litwin, piano
MEMORY: Songs by Franz Schubert, Gustav Mahler, Hugo Wolf, Charles Ives, Hanns Eisler and others
This program by Christoph Prégardien and Stefan Litwin is an exception among Lieder recitals. The two do not present a sequence of individual numbers but have conceived a program in which all the songs are interwoven into one composition. Around the music of Hanns Eisler — Schoenberg’s student, the supporter of the Weimar Republic labor movement, the U.S. exile, and lastly the national composer of the GDR— a Lieder program has been created that traverses the various forms of expression of the genre “Lied.” In flashbacks, Eisler’s political songs are combined with songs of the 19th century; beginning with folk songs, the distant memory of the past, the path leads to the romantic motif of nature; nature as a place of longing, as a place of the primordial and the divine-paradise-like original state. In their path of remembrance, the two artists finally reach the darkness and turmoil of war, a world of destruction, loss, strangeness — yet not without hope.
$15 general admission
$10 students, faculty, and staff
Free UNC Music students, faculty, and staff
Purchase tickets online now or at the door, 30 minutes prior to the concert start time.
Please plan to arrive early as parking on campus can be tricky. Learn more about parking and directions to UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus.
This event is part of the 2023-2024 William S. Newman Artists Series, a series of select concerts celebrating the alliance of scholarship and performance that animates the lives of music faculty and students at Carolina.
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