Matthias Goerne and Schubert are inevitably mentioned in the same breath, especially since the German baritone started on his twelve-part series of recordings of the best of Schubert’s lieder. In his lieder, Schubert laid the foundations for the synthesis of words and melody, voice and instrumental setting; the piano was no longer simply an accompaniment. Goerne, whose warm timbre and fabled legato are immediately recognisable, is now taking this further. He has previously presented orchestrated versions of Schubert lieder; now, in adaptations for voice, string quartet, and double bass, he shares the stage with the flamboyant Quatuor Ebène and the talented Laurène Durantel. But his purpose remains the same: ‘I want to reach people and confront them with feelings that are increasingly rare and that are ever more unusual in everyday life.’
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Lincoln Center Announces 2019/20 Great Performers Season
January 28, 2019
Jane Moss, Lincoln Center's Ehrenkranz Artistic Director, has announced details of Lincoln Center's 54th Great Performers series. Since its inception, the series has showcased many of the world's most accomplished and inspirational musicians in the concert halls and performance spaces that span the Lincoln Center campus. The 2019/20 season features an array of the most prominent and beloved musicians of our time as well as up-and-coming artists bursting onto the scene: distinguished vocalists and illustrious instrumental soloists; acclaimed period-instrument orchestras, esteemed choral groups and renowned chamber ensembles; and virtuosic orchestras and their extraordinary conductors.