Stewart Kelly – Schubert's Swansong


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Stewart Kelly


A journey to the corners of human experience with Schubert’s Schwanengesang.

About the artists

Stewart Kelly is one of Australia’s most sought-after pianists, pairing versatility and refinement with unrelenting musicianship. German baritone Markus Matheis is known for his profoundly rich voice that has seen him work all over the world.

About the concert

After acclaimed performances of Die schöne Müllerin in 2020 and Winterreise in 2021, Stewart Kelly returns to Melbourne Recital Centre with German baritone Markus Matheis to perform the final and most diverse collection of songs Schwanengesang.

Featuring some of Schubert’s most recognisable and inventive songs, this astonishing collection will take audiences to the very corners of human experience. Don’t miss this rare performance of great power in the spectacular Primrose Potter Salon.

Praise for Stewart Kelly

‘Full of elevated passion and emotional power.’ Classic Melbourne

COVID Safety

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Markus Matheis baritone
Stewart Kelly piano


Franz Schubert
13 Lieder nach Gedichten von Rellstab und Heine, Schwanengesang, D.957
13 Songs after Poems by Rellstab and Heine, Swan Song, D.957
Schwanengesang, D.957


This production is part of the following series:

Season Three: Illuminate

Celebrate the best local and international music at the award-winning venue where live music lives.