Concerts in the Culture Barn
Winter Concerts 2019 / 2020
Following the successful summer concert season, we are looking forward to six exciting concerts at the Waldsee in 2020.
Because we don’t want to wait so long, there will also be a series of wintry concerts. Günter Papendell will open the winter concerts with Franz Schubert’s song cycle ‘Die Winterreise’. The three other concerts will be announced shortly.
06:00 pm | 20,- €
Culture Barn at the Michaelshof
Franz Schubert’s song cycle ‘Winterreise’ D 911 on poems by Wilhelm Müller is probably the most popular song cycle of classical music. Schubert is himself said to have announced to his friends: ‘I will sing to you a cycle of horrific songs.’ It tells the story of a young journeyman cheated on by his sweetheart and his resulting sinister journey, overcoming adversity across the snow-covered land to deal with his loss.
Schubert’s compositional mastery is above all doubt. Owing to this, the first song of the cycle, ‘Gute Nacht’, becomes one of his finest. He skilfully uses ‘Die Wetterfahne’ to represent the fickleness of his protagonist’s lover. The subsequent songs are also characterised by intense pain and despondency. It is only during ‚Der Lindenbaum’, one of the most famous German folksongs, that the hiker stops, reminisces and relieves his pain a little. With what love, with which empathy Schubert translates Müller’s submission – one would think that he had already included his premonition of death here in this very piece.
For this concert, we were able to attract Günter Papendell, who has been working at the Komische Oper Berlin since 2007, and who, as an opera singer and chamber musician, captivates the audience with a powerfully warm baritone. On piano he is accompanied by the Swiss Christian Chamorel, who is commended by the press for being ‘lively and expressive’ (Diapason) and a ‘perfect stylist with orchestral sound.’ (Classica).
We are excited about this musical highlight on the 3rd of Advent, the 15th of December 2019. It will be held in the Sammatz ‘Kulturscheune’, directly next to the Café am Michaelshof.