Hugo Wolf: 6 Alte Weisen; 3 Gesange auf Ibsen; 4 Gedichte nach Heine, Shakespeare und Lord Byron; 3 Gedichte von Robert Reinick; 6 Gedichte nach Scheffel, Mörike, Goethe und Kerner; 6 Lieder für eine Frauenstimme
Kristina Bachrach and Laura Strickling, soprano
Steven Eddy and Michael Kelly, baritone
Julius Abrahams, Michael Brofman, and Dimitri Dover, piano
On April 29, 2016, the Brooklyn Art Song Society will hold the final concert in its survey of the complete songs of Hugo Wolf at the South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The program features all songs not found in the five songbooks (Morike, Eichendorff, Goethe, Spanish, and Italian). The texts are from poets as diverse as Ibsen, Shakespeare, and Goethe. With this concert, BASS will have performed all 345 of Wolf's published songs over six seasons.
ABOUT BROOKLYN ART SONG SOCIETY
The Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) entered its sixth season of first-rate music making in the fall of 2015, having earned a reputation as one of the preeminent organizations dedicated to the vast repertoire of poetry set to music. The New York Times called BASS "a company well worth watching" and Voce di Meche hailed, "as long as BASS is around we do not need to worry about the future of art song in the USA." BASS's innovative programming is epic in scope yet presented in intimate settings. Past highlights have included performances of the complete songs of Charles Ives and Henri Duparc, a festival of works from Franz Schubert's last year, a five-concert survey of the songs of Les Six, and an ongoing project to present the complete lieder of Hugo Wolf.
Committed to keeping art song relevant in our time BASS has collaborated closely with important living composers such as Tom Cipullo, Herschel Garfein, Daron Hagen, Libby Larsen, Lowell Liebermann, James Matheson, Scott Wheeler and Yehudi Wyner, and has commissioned works from up-an-coming composers Michael Djupstrom, Marie Incontrera and Michael Rose. In May 2015 BASS released its first album, New Voices, on Roven Records, which debuted at number one for new releases in Opera and Vocal on Amazon.com and in the top 10 on the Billboard Traditional Classical chart. For more information visit www.brooklynartsongsociety.org
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South Oxford Space
138 S. Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217