11 and 12 Nov 2016, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House
From Goethe Institut:
On two evenings Goethe-Institut presents “Kindertotenlieder” (Songs on the death of children) by Gustav Mahler and the Symphony No. 8 by Franz Schubert, sung by Matthias Goerne. On November 11 and 12 the German baritone performs together with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra at the Opera House Hanoi. The concert is conducted by Honna Tetsuji.
“Kindertotenlieder” (Songs on the death of children) is a song cycle composed by Gustav Mahler between 1901 and 1904. The cycle is based on poems with the same title by Friedrich Rückert, in which the writer processed the loss of two of his children. Mahler was deeply touched by the sad poems that possibly reminded him of his own family tragedy: six of his 11 siblings had died in infancy. With the cycle “Kindertotenlieder” the composer takes up the eerie and gloomy atmosphere of the poems.
“The Great” Symphony No. 8, a late work by Franz Schubert, rounds up the program. The byname “The Great” was added to the composition in order to distinguish from the shorter sixth symphony which was also composed in C major. This composition is considered as Schubert’s crowning symphonic work. Robert Schumann praised the “masterly technique” and “heavenly length of the symphony”.
Gustav mahler – Kindertotenlieder
Franz Schubert – Symphony no.8 C- major “The Great”, D.944
Conductor: Honna Tetsuji
Bariton: Matthias Goerne (Special Guest from Germany)
and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra
The German baritone Matthias Goerne is one of the most internationally sought-after vocalists and a frequent guest at renowned festivals and concert halls. He has collaborated with leading conductors and orchestras in Europe, America and Asia. He is an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in London. A native of Weimar, he studied with Hans-Joachim Beyer in Leipzig with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
The Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1959 and plays around 60 concerts in Vietnam and in other south-east countries every year.
Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND. All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at vnso.org.vn.
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Listen to Matthias Goerne performing “Kindertotenlieder” at BBC Proms 2009:
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