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The Elements in Song: Christoph Prégardien & Ulrich Eisenlohr

21 October 2018, 20:00

Undoubtedly one of the highlights of any Festival is a visit by tenor Christoph Prégardien. He and Ulrich Eisenlohr – a pianist especially renowned for his complete Schubert survey – perform songs by Schubert and Wolfgang Rihm, and then a journey through earth, water, air and fire, with songs by Schubert, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms.

The evening's programme will run as follows:

Franz Schubert Settings by Ernst Schulze interspersed with a selection of songs by Wolfgang Rihm's 1999 songcycle „Ende der Handschrift, 11 späte Gedichte von Heiner Müller“

Auf der Bruck, D 853

Glückloser Engel 2

Im Frühling, D 882

Nature morte


An mein Herz, D 860

Leere Zeit

Tiefes Leid D 876


Im Walde D 834

Mit der Wiederkehr der Farbe


Über Wildemann (D 884)

Geh Ariel


Die 4 Elemente – Ekstase und Stille


Franz Schubert Im Walde/Waldesnacht D 708

Johannes Brahms Feldeinsamkeit Op.86 no.2


Franz Schubert Freiwilliges Versinken D 700

Johannes Brahms Salamander Op.107 no.2


Franz Schubert Die Mutter Erde D 788

Robert Schumann Der Schatzgräber Op.45 no.1


Franz Schubert Meeresstille D 216

Franz Liszt Die Loreley S.273 no.2

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Artist Portrait

Christoph Prégardien

Christoph Prégardien


”His lyric tenor voice had a youthful glow, yet he sang with plaintive beauty and piercing insight.”The New York Times Precise vocal control, clear diction, intelligent musicality and an ability to get to the heart of everything he sings all ensure Christoph Prégardien’s place among the world’s foremost lyric tenors. Especially revered as a Liedersinger, he kicks off the 2019/2020 season with concerts at the Schubertiade Hohenems and the Oxford Lieder Festival. He then performs in the US on tour with pianist... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Ulrich Eisenlohr

Ulrich Eisenlohr


Ulrich Eisenlohr studied at the conservatory of music in Mannheim (Rolf Hartmann, piano) and Lieder under Konrad Richter at Stuttgart. Specialising in the areas of song accompaniment and chamber music, he began an extensive concert career with numerous instrumental and vocal partners in Europe and all over the world, with appearances at the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, the Berlin Festival Weeks, in London’s Wigmore Hall, at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Edinburgh Festival, the Frankfurt Festi... Read Full Biography

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