Sun 10 Nov 2013, 8 pm
From Goethe Institut:
This year we celebrate the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Next to his composing of great music dramas like Parzifal, Tristan and Isolde or The ring of the Nibelung he also composed songs. His (unfulfilled) love for Mathilde Wesendonck, the spouse of a patron, inspired him to create a song cycle according to poems she wrote. Richard Wagner’s songs of Wesendonck are in an exciting musical relation to works of two other great composers: Franz Liszt, whose daughter Cosima became the second wife of Richard Wagner, and Richard Strauss.
Mezzo-soprano, studied Violin at the conservatory Hannover and vocal pedagogy and school music at the University of Fine Arts Berlin. Her soloist repertoire is very multisided and contains a variety of song programs, contemporary music and Tango songs from Astor Piazolla, which she has adapted and restaged in a fascinating manner. Besides her active stage career Katharina Padrok is working as a vocals tutor at the conservatory in Frankfurt as well as at the University of Arts and Music Büdingen.
is a freelance pianist in Berlin. He studied with Alexander Malter and visited master classes with considerable pianists. In July 1998 he passed his “Performers Diploma” at the “Guildhall School of Music and Drama” (London) with distinction. Boris Schönleber is acting as piano soloist, vocal accompanist and chamber musician in Berlin and all over the German Republic.
In addition to the chamber concert both of the artists arrange a master class for students of the National Academy of Music who study the subject Vocals from 11th to 15th of November.
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