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Thematic Fridays

The History of Lied in seven concerts

26 October, 30 November 2012, 25 January, 22 February, 5, 26 April, and 31 May 2013
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No other artistic genre combines poetry and music in such a refined way as Lied. These seven concerts takes us on a journey through the most important collections of songs in German composed over the last two centuries. From Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte (1816), considered the first example of a song cycle by a major composer, to Vier Gedichte aus Atemwende (1973) by Wolfgang Rihm, the programs include the most representative cycles by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Strauss, Zemlinsky, Mahler, Berg, Eisler and Martin in chronological order.

Each concert is preceded by an introductory presentation by the music critic Luis Gago, revealing some of the keys to the program in question and preparing the auditorium for the aesthetic experience of the most poetic musical genre in history.



Fundación Juan March
Castelló, 77 – 28006 MADRID – Spain
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