With Ralph Stelzenmüller on piano, I’ll be performing an unusual juxtaposition of three cycles of Lieder: Alban Berg’s Op. 2, Richard Strauss’s Op. 27, and Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder. In that order! The texts and tonal language melt from one group of songs to the next, intertwining metaphors of sleep, death, love, and sexuality.
A stiff malt may be warranted afterwards.