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Poetry Festival Berlin 2010: World Premiere of Jan Müller-Wieland’s “Love Scene. Casa Verdi”

Artists and works from the European Mediterranean region are the central focus of this year’s Poetry Festival in Berlin (4 to 12 June).

”Frauenliebe und –leben” is Robert Schumann’s setting of a cycle by the Romantic poet Adalbert von Chamisso, in which the subjects are marriage and ecstatic devotion, but also the fear of loss and one’s own understanding of one’s role. On the occasion of Schumann’s 200th birthday, the poets Sabine Scho and Ulf Stolterfoht have dared to attempt two radical new versions of the Chamisso text. The result is the disturbing “Recruitment for a Romantic Passion.” The world premiere on 10 June 2010 of Jan Müller-Wieland’s “Love Scene. Casa Verdi” will be presented within this framework; this work dedicates itself to a song from this poetic cycle that has not so far been set to music.

10 June 2010
Poesiefestival, Akademie der Künste, 8 PM
World premiere: Jan Müller-Wieland
„Love Scene. Casa Verdi“ for mezzo-soprano and piano
after a poem by Adalbert v. Chamisso
Vanessa Barkowski (mezzo-soprano), Axel Bauni (piano)
Part of a Schumann project with the title "Schumann lieben. Ein Lieder- und Dichterzyklus" (Loving Schumann: A Song and Poetry Cycle)


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