Schubert's 'Schwanengesang' - Peter Gijsbertsen (tenor) and Roger Braun (piano)

Schubert's 'Schwanengesang' - Peter Gijsbertsen (tenor) and Roger Braun (piano)

Edesche Liedrecitals '19/'20

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Schubert - Schwanengesang, D. 957

Schubert's swan song 'Schwanengesang

According to an ancient popular belief, a dying swan would die singing. Schubert's last composition also owes its name to this myth: 'Schwanengesang'. The thirteen poems by Heine, Rellstalb and Seidl have little to do with swans and death. Schubert, on the other hand, wrote the music during the last months of his life. The closing song 'Taubenpost' is said to be the last song Schubert composed. Schubert's publisher brought the fourteen songs together under the umbrella title Schwanengesang and hoped for just as much success as Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise.

Peter Gijsbertsen and Roger Braun

Peter Gijsbertsen is one of the most important Dutch singers of this moment. In 2018 he won the Dutch Music Prize, but he has even more leading prizes to his name. In Glyndebourne (Great Britain) he received the prestigious John Christie Award. In addition, Peter Gijsbertsen was triple winner at the International Vocalist Competition Den Bosch, including the first prize for Lied. Together with pianist Roger Braun, regular accompanist of baritone Robert Holl, Peter Gijsbertsen will undoubtedly give you goose bumps during Schubert's swan song.

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Listen to tenor Peter Gijsbertsen with 'Non t'amo più' by Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846 - 1916).

Seizoen '19-'20 Bösendorfer Imperial 290 Nederlandse Muziekprijs tenor Schwanengesang liederen piano Schubert Edesche Liedrecitals
Saturday 25 January 2020, 20:00

"You have to show your deepest emotions and be top fit", tenor Peter Gijsbertsen tells about being a singer. Schubert's latest collection of songs Schwanengesang is all emotion. Let yourself be touched by songs like 'Ständchen', 'Abschied' and 'Taubenpost'. Peter Gijsbertsen undoubtedly gives you goose bumps with his warm tenor voice, which also has a baritone-like sound. "A sound that comfortably fits these songs", OpusClassically.

When and where

Begin time:
Saturday 25 January 2020, 20:00

The Edesche Concert Hall. Unheard of acoustics, intimate beauty, one of the most beautiful concert grand pianos in the Netherlands with the very best musicians. From one hour before the start of the concert you are welcome in the Edesche Concert Hall, for example for a cup of coffee in advance. Please note: during the performance we do not grant access to the concert hall The Edesche Concertzaal is unsubsidized and is made possible by Eskes Media / DagjeWeg.NL.

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  • Stage Gift Card OK, also online;
  • Free coffee/drinks/breakfasts;
  • Free wardrobe;
  • Free luxury program magazine;
  • Free and paid parking in the vicinity;
  • ECLive! Listen to the concert again in high quality afterwards (at selected concerts);
  • Enjoy the Edesche Concert Hall Diner at the adjacent atmospheric restaurant Buitenzorg;
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