Recital, 25 March 2010, Forfar Music Society

by Sharona on December 28, 2009

Reconstruction of Clara Schumann’s Concert in Guebwiller (North of France) with Julius Stockhausen (baritone) dated 15 October 1862
Concerto Cristofori at Forfar, Scotland
Thursday, 25 March 2010, 7.30pm?Forfar Arts Guild, Venue TBA, Forfar, Scotland??Thomas Guthrie baritone?Sharona Joshua 1853 Pleyel historical piano
Franz Schubert
Die Schöne Müllerin, D. 795
(Text: Wilhelm Müller)
For more information about the venue please go to St. Peter & St. Paul’s Church website
The performance includes readings of the lesser-known prologue, epilogue, and three remaining verses from Miller’s poem-cycle Die Schöne Müllerin, which Schubert refrained from setting to music.
I invite you to a brand-new entertainment
In an absolutely brand new style. Simply fashioned, artlessly arranged. Adorned with noble German simplicity, As jaunty as a lad with his lover’s bouquet; And there is also a little pious humility for the audience. For me that’s enough of a recommendation; If you too like the sound of it, then come in.” Franz Schubert
Chopin’s Ballade in g minor Op.23, inserted half way through the cycle, was composed in 1835-36 and dedicated to Monsieur le Baron de Stockhausen, Hanoverian ambassador to France (a relation of Julius’?). This piece is cleverly placed here, as it too, was inspired by a poem – “Conrad Wallenrod”, written by the polish poet Adam Mickiewicz.

Reconstruction of Clara Schumann’s Concert in Guebwiller (North of France) with Julius Stockhausen (baritone) dated 15 October 1862

Concerto Cristofori at Forfar, Scotland

Thursday, 25 March 2010, 7.30pm
Forfar Arts Guild, Venue TBA, Forfar, Scotland

Thomas Guthrie baritone
Sharona Joshua 1853 Pleyel historical piano

Franz Schubert

Die Schöne Müllerin

(Text: Wilhelm Müller)

The programme includes Chopin’s Ballade in g minor Op.23

The performance includes readings of the lesser-known prologue, epilogue, and three remaining verses from Müller’s poem-cycle Die Schöne Müllerin, which Schubert refrained from setting to music.

I invite you to a brand-new entertainment
In an absolutely brand new style.
Simply fashioned, artlessly arranged.
Adorned with noble German simplicity,
As jaunty as a lad with his lover’s bouquet;
And there is also a little pious humility for the audience.
For me that’s enough of a recommendation;
If you too like the sound of it, then come in.”

Franz Schubert

Chopin’s Ballade in g minor Op.23, inserted half way through the cycle, was composed in 1835-36 and dedicated to Monsieur le Baron de Stockhausen, Hanoverian ambassador to France (a relation of Julius’?). This piece is cleverly placed here, as it too, was inspired by a poem – “Conrad Wallenrod”, written by the polish poet Adam Mickiewicz.

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