Liederabend LXV: Schubert, Barber, Clarke, Schoenberg, Bolcom

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The Liederabend—literally, "evening of song"—dates back to the 1800s, when musicians and lovers of music would gather at someone's home, and one or more singers and a pianist would perform the songs of composers of the day. In the field of classical music, these songs are referred to as "art songs," and the German art songs are called "Lieder." In Germany, the great age of song came in the 19th century. German and Austrian composers had written music for voice with keyboard before this time, but it was with the flowering of German literature in the Classical and Romantic eras that composers found high inspiration in great poetry, sparking the genre known as the "Lied."

The tradition of the art song composition continues today, with composers from all corners of the world setting poetry in many languages, scored for voice and piano. The NEC Liederabend series presents songs in a variety of languages—not only German—dating from the 19th century up to the present day.

Tanya Blaich and Cameron Stowe coached tonight's performers,


This is an in-person event with a private stream available to the NEC community here

  1. Franz Schubert

    Der Jüngling an der Quelle
    Lied der Delphine


    • Ruoxi Peng, soprano
    • Sujin Choi, piano
  2. Samuel Barber | Four Songs for Voice and Piano, op. 13

    A Nun Takes the Veil
    The Secrets of the Old
    Sure on This Shining Night

    • Shuqi Yang, soprano
    • Ho Hsuan Wang, piano
  3. Rebecca Clarke | The Seal Man

    • Hyungjin Son, baritone
    • Michael Banwarth, piano
  4. Arnold Schoenberg | from Brettl Lieder

    Der genügsame Liebhaber
    Arie aus dem Spiegel von Arcadien (1901)

    • Mara Riley, soprano
    • Ga-Young Park, piano
  5. William Bolcom | from Cabaret Songs

    Thius, King of Orf
    Angels are the highest form of virtue
    The Actor

    • Teresa Tucci, soprano
    • Tristan Leung, piano