Thu 1.8.2024 at 21:00
Love of a Poet – Dichterliebe

Tickets € 35 / 30 / 15
Pensioners, unemployed € 32 / 27 / 15
Students and children under 18 € 15

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Robert Schumann (1810–1856): Dichterliebe op. 48

Tuomas Katajala, tenor
Aapo Häkkinen, fortepiano
Actor Ilmari Saarelainen, recitation

Robert Schumann’s beautiful song series Dichterliebe (Poet’s Love) for vocal and piano tells the story of a young man abandoned in love who finds solace and forgiveness through reconciliation. Schumann composed Dichterliebe to Heinrich Heine’s Lyric Intermezzon poems, forming a cycle of 16 songs in 1840. During that “lieder year,” Schumann had a passionate relationship with his youthful love and bride Clara, to whom he wrote hundreds of romantic lieder that year.

Actor Ilmari Saarelainen brings modern, love-themed texts to the evening in a unique and charming way as a counterpart to Heine’s poems. If Dichterliebe encompasses all the colors of love, so do the texts interpreted by Saarelainen, not forgetting humor and surprises.

The instrument for the concert is Aapo Häkkinen’s fortepiano from 1843, with a rich and silvery tone. The fortepiano’s sound ignites quickly and with clear tonal richness. The fortepiano is the perfect instrument for the music of that era and brings a completely distinctive color to the Dichterliebe song cycle.

“Schumann’s era instruments do not match their modern counterparts in stability. Instead, they greatly help express the intimacy, volatility, and ‘heavenly lightness’ of his music and, paradoxically, make it sound more modern.” – Aapo Häkkinen

Program

Dichterliebe Op. 48:  

  1. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
  2. Aus meinen Tränen sprießen
  3. Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne
  4. Wenn ich in deine Augen seh’
  5. Ich will meine Seele tauchen
  6. Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome
  7. Ich grolle nicht
  8. Und wüßten’s die Blumen, die kleinen
  9. Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen
  10. Hör ich das Liedchen klingen
  11. Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen
  12. Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen
  13. Ich hab’ im Traum geweinet
  14. Allnächtlich im Traume
  15. Aus alten Märchen
  16. Die alten, bösen Lieder