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SONG CYCLES

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CONCERTS @100 CONCERT SERIES
Ryan Downey, tenor
Bradley Christensen, baritone

Song cycle in German translates as Liederkreis, so why not sing the two Liederkreis (opus 24 and 39) by the famed German composer Schumann, alongside a cycle of duets for tenor and baritone.

Liederkreis op. 24, was composed and published in 1840 on nine poems by Heinrich Heine. The nine songs tell of frustrated or lost love, sometimes tender, sometimes anguished. This will be performed by Bradley.

Liederkreis op. 39 - its poetry is taken from Joseph Eichendorff's collection entitled Intermezzo. Written in the same year as op. 24, but a few months later, Liederkreis op. 39, is regarded as one of the great song cycles of the 19th century. In a letter to Clara he called the twelve songs that make up the Liederkreis, Op 39 ‘my most romantic music ever, with much of you in it, dearest Clara’. These twelve vignettes are linked by themes of loss and loneliness, nocturnal mystery and menace, memory and antiquity, wistful reverie and rapturous soaring. These will be performed by Ryan.

Admission by donation. Venue suggests $25
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