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German pianist to perform at Goethe Institute

Update: March, 11/2017 - 09:00
Passionate pieces: Boris Schönleber and mezzo soprano Katharina Padrok. — Photo baomoi.com
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HÀ NỘI German pianist Boris Schönleber will perform pieces written by two German composers Richard Wagner (1813-1883), Robert Schumann (1810-1856), and Austrian composer Hugo Wolf (1860-1903) at Goethe Institute on Sunday.

Following his previous performance at Goethe Institute in 2014, Schönleber sees this return as an opportunity to play again for a Vietnamese audience.

Schönleber’s performances will include Fantasie op 17 and Kreisleriana op 16, two of the most popular pieces by Schumann.

Fantasie op 17 is a passionate and exciting piece which revolves around the mental torments that Schumann suffered in his mid-twenties, when he had just confessed his love to his future wife Clara while her father – who was also Schumann’s piano teacher – tried to bring the budding romance to an end. His fear of losing his beloved one led the composer into depression. Schumann wrote to Clara, “The first movement (of Fantasie) may well be the most passionate I have ever composed – a deep lament for you.”

During his tour of Việt Nam, Boris Schönleber will play several concerts in Hà Nội and HCM City on March 19, respectively. Together with Katharina Padrok (mezzo soprano) and Sebastian Myrus (tenor) he will perform parts of the Italian songbook by Hugo Wolf. In Hà Nội, the trio will be accompanied on stage by two dancers from the Hà Nội Dance Academy. 

Free tickets for the show can be taken from Nguyễn Thị Phương Lan, tel: 097 539 8935, email: phươnglanlinh11@gmail.com and Goethe Institute, 56-56 Nguyễn Thái Học Street, Ba Đình District. – VNS

 

On the keys: German pianist Boris Schönleber will perform pieces written by world famous composers. — Photo hanoigrapevine.com

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