The Tragedy of Mignon

Songmakers

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Unique in the musical landscape of Australia, Songmakers Australia performs pinnacles of chamber music in inspired programs that feature a dynamic interplay of song and chamber music.

Featuring stirring songs and duets by Schubert, Schumann, Wolf and Tchaikovsky, the ensemble explores the story of Mignon, one of literature and music’s most enigmatic characters.

A minor player in Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister, Mignon became the object of an obsession that attracted many great art song composers.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Songmakers Australia

PROGRAM

Part 1: Child-woman

Schubert
Gesänge des Harfner No.3: An die Turen will ich schleichen
Mignons Gesang

Duparc
L’invitation au voyage
Romance de Mignon

Part 2: Young woman

Schubert
Gesänge des Harfner No.1: Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt

Schumann
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt Op 98a, No.3

Tchaikovsky
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt Op 6, No.6

Liszt
Mignons Lied: Kennst du das Land

Part 3: Woman

Wolf
Mignon I: Heiss mich nicht reden

Schubert
Gesänge des Harfner No.2: Wer nie sein Brod mit Thränen ass

Wolf
Mignon III: So lasst mich scheinen

Schubert
Mignon und der Harfner D877

ARTISTS

Merlyn Quaife AM soprano
Nicholas Dinopoulo bass-baritone
Andrea Katz piano

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2019

Now in its eighth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.

Venue