Artists

Magdalena Kožená

Mezzo

Yefim Bronfman

Piano

Program

Johannes Brahms

Bei dir sind meine Gedanken op. 95/2

Johannes Brahms

Nachtigall op. 97/1

Johannes Brahms

Das Mädchen spricht op. 107/3

Johannes Brahms

Vergebliches Ständchen op. 84/4

Johannes Brahms

Junge Lieder I op. 63/5 «Meine Liebe ist grün»

Johannes Brahms

Heimweh II op. 63/8 «O wüsst' ich doch den Weg zurück»

Johannes Brahms

Anklänge op. 7/3

Johannes Brahms

Ach, wende diesen Blick op. 57/4

Johannes Brahms

Von ewiger Liebe op. 43/1

Johannes Brahms

Verzagen op. 72/4

Johannes Brahms

Mädchenlied op. 95/6 «Am jüngsten Tag»

Johannes Brahms

Der Schmied op. 19/4

Johannes Brahms

Der Gang zum Liebchen op. 48/1

Johannes Brahms

Unbewegte laue Luft op. 57/8

Johannes Brahms

Meerfahrt op. 96/4

Modest Mussorgski

Detskaya / "The Nursery" (Song Cycle)

Dmitri Shostakovich

Satires for Soprano and Piano op. 109

"Pictures of the Past"

Béla Bartók

Village Scenes Sz 78

Five Slovak Folk Songs for Female Voice and Piano

Duration: c.: 1h 45m with one intermission

Works of German Romanticism meet three rarely heard song cycles by Eastern European composers in Magdalena Kožená and Yefim Bronfman’s concert. Following a group of Brahms songs in the first half, the two artists perform Mussorgsky’s Nursery—scenes from childhood on the composer’s own texts—and Shostakovich’s Satires, five songs that, despite their parodistic style, also contain dark undertones. Bartók’s Village Scenes, which are based on old Slovak ceremonial melodies, conclude the program.