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.
Brahms’ final Four Serious Songs give a tragic finality to his life and work. Berg’s 7 Early Songs and Strauss’s 4 Last Songs, though written 40 years apart, look back on Late Romanticism with aching nostalgia. Pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by Larry Wolff (New York University)
Alban Berg: 7 frühe Lieder
Johannes Brahms: 4 ernste Gesänge Op. 121
Richard Strauss: 4 letzte Lieder
Tami Petty, Laquita Mitchell, Soprano
Gregory Feldmann, baritone
Mike Brofman, Nana Shi, Miori Sugiyama, piano
Presented by Brooklyn Art Song Society.
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