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Aleix Palau | 15 March 2021

Andrè Schuen and Daniel Heide perform “Die schöne Müllerin” by Schubert

Thursday 18 March at 7 pm in Hall 2, Oriol Martorell at L'Auditori de Barcelona.‎

Andrè Schuen and Daniel Heide perform “Die schöne Müllerin” by Schubert

Baritone Andrè Schuen and pianist Daniel Heide will be appearing ‎‎at L’Auditori de Barcelona on Thursday to perform Die ‎schöne Müllerin (The Fair Maid of the Mill) by Franz Schubert. Andrè Schuen, ‎one of the outstanding voices on the European music scene, will be making his ‎debut at L’Auditori, presenting this song cycle, which he has just recorded with Heide for Deutsche Grammophon.‎

This journey through one of the masterpieces of the repertoire for voice and piano has been ‎organised by L’Auditori de Barcelona and l’Associació Franz Schubert de Barcelona, and ‎‎will mark the start of the Schubertiade.‎

Despite Franz Schubert’s desire to become a composer of operas and symphonies, his songs ‎for voice and piano are his greatest legacy. The musical elements and the literary ‎depth of the poems blend perfectly with a broad range of emotions, feelings and ‎images, and the piano and the melody are woven together to create a single texture.‎

Die schöne Müllerin, written in 1823 and published in 1824, is one of the first ‎lieder cycles to tell a single, self-contained story, with an ambitious, dramatic approach. ‎Schubert took his inspiration from the cycle of poems of the same name by Wilhelm Müller ‎published in 1821, although he eliminated some and modified others to increase the work’s ‎narrative power, producing a total of twenty songs. Some follow the traditional pattern of ‎verses with repeated melodies, while others are genuine examples of the ‎‎durchkomponiert style, where there is no repetition.‎

Download the concert programme and lyrics. ‎

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