A musical biography with Udo Wachtveitl
Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 6:00 pm
“An die Musik”, D 547 (Orch.: M. Reger)
“Abendstern”, D 806
“Die Forelle”, D 550
“Erlkönig”, D 328 (Orch.: M. Reger)
“Der Tod und das Mädchen”, D 531
String quartet No. 14, D minor, D 810
“Im Abendrot”, D 799
“Wegweiser”, D 911
Benjamin Appl, Baritone
Udo Wachtveitl, Recitation
Munich Radio Orchestra
George Petrou, Direction
“Beloved art, in how many a bleak hour […] have you kindled my heart to the warmth of love.” Schubert’s brief life unfolded in a veil of melancholy, but also with joie de vivre and tireless creativity among his circle of musical friends. The young Viennese musician also sought in vain to establish himself as an opera composer. This concert is a tribute to Franz Schubert that fetches him from the middle-class parlour and places him on the great stage: rarely heard and often unfinished theatre sores, together with several of his most famous songs, paint a larger, fully rounded portrait of a composer who never stood in the limelight.
Schubert wrote many of his songs for Johann Michael Vogl. In Benjamin Appl, a baritone from a new generation of lied singers, we have a genuine heir to Vogl’s art, as he impressively demonstrated in his BR-KLASSIK Studio Concert in 2017. This lecture-concert with songs and opera excerpts will be headed by a connoisseur of the repertoire: the conductor George Petrou, a renowned figure in the world’s orchestra pits. By now actor Udo Wachtveitl has become a stalwart of BR-KLASSIK’s audio biographies, breathing life into the composers’ careers both on CD and in the concert hall.
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