Goerne's program will be entirely dedicated to Schumann; we have already listened to three songs he will perform:
- Two of them are part of Liederkreis, op. 39, both taken from the same recording by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore: the 4th song, Mondnacht and the last one, Frühlingsnacht. Both are inspired by the night but with a very different nature.
- From Sechs Gedichte aus dem Liederbuch eines Malers, op. 36, we listened to Liebesbotschaft, performed by Gerald Finley and Julius Drake. A song that, as I told you back then, I listened non-stop for some time.
- Last summer I wrote two posts about Chamisso and Schumann and their cycle Frauenliebe und -leben; We enjoyed the first two lieder from the cycle: Seit ich ihn gesehen and Er, der Herrlischte von allen, performed by Kathleen Ferrier and John Newmark and by Elisabeth Grümmer and Aribert Reimann respectively.
Come, Sleep, and with thy sweet deceiving
Lock me in delight awhile;
Let some pleasing dreams beguile
All my fancies; that from thence
I may feel an influence
All my powers of care bereaving.
Though but a shadow, but a sliding,
Let me know some little joy!
We that suffer long annoy
Are contented with a thought
Through an idle fancy wrought:
O let my joys have some abiding!