Beginnings, Middles, and Ends explores the moments that make up our lives in song. Works that bookend careers, meditate on mortality, and follow the course of a lifetime to show us what it means to live a life.
Britten’s Songs and Proverbs of William Blake ponders the infinite; Shostakovich’s 7 Romances by Aleksander Blok stares down mortality; Hugo Wolf’s Michelangelo-Lieder is the composers’ final testament before losing his mind. Pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by Patricia Mainardi (CUNY)
Benjamin Britten: Songs and Proverbs of William Blake
Dimitri Shostakovich: 7 Romances by Aleksander Blok
Hugo Wolf: Michelangelo-Lieder
Alexandra Nowakowski, soprano; Michael Kelly, Brian Mextorf, baritone
Mike Brofman, Renate Rohlfing, piano
Stanichka Dimitrova, violin; Sofia Nowik, cello
Presented by Brooklyn Art Song Society.
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