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An Evening of Eichendorff-Lieder | Walter Hall, Toronto
Settings of the poetry of Joseph, Freiherr von Eichendorff by Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Wolf

date: June 6, 2006

Michael Schade, one of Canada’s foremost Lieder-singers, selected a sequence of songs entirely written to the poetry of Eichendorff  –  one of the most popular poets of the 19th century as far as composers were concerned.  (The concert was rescheduled, because of illness, from the originally scheduled date of May 31.)  The first half was devoted to the well-known Liederkreis, Op.39, of Schumann.  The second half contrasted songs by Mendelssohn, one of the earliest composers to set Eichendorff, Brahms (rather under the shadow of his mentor, Schumann, to the extent that he set two poems from the earlier man’s Liederkreis) and Wolf.  The last-named would always deliberately avoid poetry set by a previous master; therefore, his Eichendorff-Lieder tend to set the more vivid, often humorous, character pieces.  Wolf wrote to Humperdinck in 1891: “In accordance with current trends towards greater realism in art, the romantic element almost entirely abdicates [in these songs] in favour of Eichendorff’s comparatively unknown humorously and robustly sensual side.”  Thus, our concert provided a complete overview of the great poet’s work.

Song Artist Composer Poet
In der Fremde, Op.39/1 (Eichendorff-Liederkreis) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Intermezzo, Op.39/2 (Eichendorff-Liederkreis) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Waldesgespräch, Op.39/3 (Eichendorff-Liederkreis) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Die Stille, Op.39/4 (Eichendorff-Liederkreis) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Mondnacht, Op.39/5 (Eichendorff-Liederkreis) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Schöne Fremde, Op.39/6 (Eichendorff-Liederkreis) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Auf einer Burg, Op.39/7 (Eichendorff-Liederkreis) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
In der Fremde, Op.39/8 (Eichendorff-Liederkreis) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Wehmut, Op.39/9 (Eichendorff-Liederkreis) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Zwielicht, Op.39/10 (Eichendorff-Liederkreis) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Im Walde, Op.39/11 (Eichendorff-Liederkreis) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Frühlingsnacht, Op.39/12 (Eichendorff-Liederkreis) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
INTERMISSION
Das Waldschloss Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Pagenlied Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Nachtlied, Op.71/6 Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Wanderlied, Op. 57/6 Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Lied, Op.3/6 Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Brahms, Johannes Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
In der Fremde, Op.3/5 Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Brahms, Johannes Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Mondnacht Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Brahms, Johannes Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Vom Strande, Op.69/6 Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Brahms, Johannes Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Der Musikant (Eichendorff-Lieder) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Der Scholar (Eichendorff-Lieder) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Der verzweifelte Liebhaber (Eichendorff-Lieder) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Unfall (Eichendorff-Lieder) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Seemans Abschied (Eichendorff-Lieder) Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Der Musensohn, D764 – ENCORE Schade, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von