'Einsamkeit' & other settings of Mayrhofer: Robert Holl & Sholto Kynoch
28 October 2014, 17:30 - 18:30
Robert Holl bass-baritone
Sholto Kynoch piano
Einsamkeit (‘Solitude’, D620) is a signature work for the great Dutch bass-baritone Robert Holl, and a cycle that is not as known as it surely should be. In a letter to friends on 3rd August 1818, Schubert wrote, ‘I live and compose like a god, as though that were as it should be. Mayrhofer’s ‘Einsamkeit’ is ready, and I believe it to be the best I have done, for I was without a care.’
Sponsor a Song: click on any title to find out how to sponsor this song and have your name, or that of a dedicatee, appear alongside it in this concert's printed programme.Auf der Donau, D553 Am Strome, D539 Beim Winde, D669 Abschied, D475 Rückweg, D476 Augenlied, D297 Einsamkeit, D620 Der Sieg, D805
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